It is common to hear that physical activity before bedtime can lead to difficulties falling asleep.
On the flip side, exercising in the four hours before going to bed is as good for the head as it is for the body.
A study carried out in people without health problems showed that the percentage of time spent in deep sleep was higher following sporting activity than without.
The modern, more sedentary population has shown an overall decrease in physical activity, which has led to an increase in obesity, diabetes, etc.
The correlation between physical activity and the quality of sleep is quite clear, re-establishing better cycles between day and night.
With physical activity, test subjects demonstrated an easier transition from sleep to wakefulness, better motivation throughout the day, and the desire to be active.
The balance between sport and sleep is essential as one affects the other.
Poor quality sleep makes you less efficient and increases fatigue by inducing poor muscle recovery, risking stiffness, inflammation, injuries, and etc.
However, there is no consensus on what sports activity to practise in the evening, at what intensity, for how long, or how often.
The only certainty is the quality of awakening and lessened fatigue the following day.
If we are in good shape and regularly practise sport in the evenings, our sleep will not be negatively affected.