Vigorous exercise—where you’re going so hard you can’t carry out a conversation—an hour before going to sleep can mess with your sleep.
So your body won’t be as relaxed and ready to fall and stay asleep.
Your best bet, then, is to keep your evening workout at a moderate intensity, she said.
Is it OK to run before bed?
For most people, however, exercising close to bedtime doesn’t appear to adversely affect sleep quality in the slightest. A 2011 study determined that subjects slept just as well on nights when they exercised for 35 minutes right before bed as they did on nights when they didn’t exercise.
Is it better to run at night or in the morning?
A run in the evening is a good way to relax. An easygoing endurance run can help you blow off some steam. Since your body is still in performance mode, you don’t need to warm up as much as in the morning. Plus, a relaxing evening run boosts your night-time fat burning.
Is it OK to exercise late at night?
“People should exercise when it is convenient,” he said, “when they can consistently do it.” Exercising at 4 o’clock in the morning and therefore not sleeping or getting up at 5 and losing two hours of sleep in order to exercise is a bad idea, just as eating in the middle of the night is a bad idea.”
How late can you workout before bed?
For the best night’s sleep, most people should avoid strenuous workouts in the late evening or right before bed (that means no 9:00pm CrossFit!).