Why shouldn't you workout late in the day?

ANI | Updated: Apr 16, 2018 15:23 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr 16 (ANI): Turns out, late workouts can disrupt your sleep cycle and affect the healthy lifestyle.

Contrary to popular belief that late-night workout can tire your body and help you sleep like a baby at night; it actually does more harm than good.

While the late exercises no doubt helping you stay fitter, they can disrupt your stable heart rate, which is one of the core factors required to have a restorative sleep, according to the BT Telecommunications Group.

Exercises, generally, also leave you dehydrated. Working out also releases the stress hormones in the body, leading your body to stay alert, according to the Sleep Matters Club.

Such hormones and bright lights at the gym stop the sleep hormone - melatonin - from being produced.

In order to overcome the hassle, experts have suggested various ways to sleep after a good, sweating workout.

In order to let your fitness goals disrupt your sleep pattern, it is suggested to refrain from exercising at least three hours before the bedtime.

A hot shower or a relaxing bath dashed with essential oils can also help. (ANI)