I just read an interesting article about exercise before bed. Apparently the optimal time for exercise for a good nights rest is late on the afternoon, before dinner. The reasoning behind this has to do with body temperature. A higher body temperature due to a workout, will wake up the body but, as it cools, it begins to make melatonin, which makes you sleepy!

Posted anonymously, 7th June 2015

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  • oh perfect – thanks. Confirms my 5.30pm gym time is the perfect time…


  • Keep you feeling warmer in winter to!


  • Makes sense. Because a work out always seems to wake me up if I’m feeling lethargic!


  • After dinner is wind down time too-no fear of exercise here after dinner! ;)


  • That is interesting. I have not heard that. Thank you xx


  • Interesting. I’ve read hat morning is best.


  • yes i have heard this too that some people sleep better. As long as you exercise it is all good!


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