Sleep Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about sleep.

Is it bad to exercise right before going to bed?

Exercising for at least 20 to 30 minutes each day is part of a healthy routine, and daily exercise often helps people sleep well, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

But, working out too close to bedtime can interfere with your sleep, according to the NIH.

It’s best to try to plan your exercise routine at be at least two to three – but preferably five to six – hours before going to bed, according to the NIH.

Talk to your physician for more information about how exercising too close to bedtime can interfere with sleep.

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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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