Exercise and sleeping

@bmodina (241)
May 2, 2007 8:21pm CST
Experts say that the sleep-making or sleepbreaking power of exercise may be more psychological than physical. While muscle does produce deep muscular relaxation, it is only a short-lived sensation. Sleeping after exercise may be a learned response, not a requirement. Most of us often link exercise to sleeping because much of our exercise life takes place when conditions for dropping off are best: at night, in the dark, in bed. In fact, there is a theory that the sleep-inducing exhaustion ascribed to exercise is probably due to the late hours and lack of sleep that often accompany the act of relaxation.
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• United States
20 Jun 07
First, it seems to me this was just copied and pasted from a news article...without proper quotes or credit given. If I'm wrong, I apologize, but it just seems too obvious to me. Second, in response to this discussion, I can relate to with the post-exercise fatigue, definitely. I do think it is because I don't get enough sleep, however I only have myself to blame for that. Sooner or later, it catches up to you, though!
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
3 May 07
well that was another theories of so many assumptions of exercises and sleeping, but for me it works actually,walking for 30 to 45 minutes after dinner is fine with me i guess..