Sleep Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about sleep.

How can sleep affect someone’s desire or ability to exercise?

Dr. Lauricella discusses how sleep can affect your desire and ability to exercise. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


When you get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling well-rested, you are more likely to feel ready to face the day and to tackle tasks at hand, which should include exercise and eating a nutritious diet.

Losing sleep at night causes daytime sleepiness, which lowers energy levels and can make it hard to commit to an exercise routine, according to The National Sleep Foundation (NSF).

Even if you do find the energy to choose to exercise, it can be difficult be able to exercise at your greatest potential, according to the National Institutes of Health. And, if you do exercise at your regular pace, a workout that would normally leave you feeling refreshed and alert can instead leave you feeling burned out.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how sleep can affect your desire and ability to exercise.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Mansi Amin, MD, SureCare Medical Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Kaibas, DO, Upper Valley Cardiology; Christopher Lauricella, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Angela Long-Prentice, MD, Northwest Dayton Physicians; Erin Mathews, MD, Vandalia Medical Center; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Tammy Taylor, MD, The Pediatric Group; Pam Werner, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; J. Layne Moore, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians

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