February 26, 2014 8:36 AM Subscribe
I've been running (at least 1 hour each workout) since the New Year, and have now acclimated to the intensity of exercise. But still, after the run as soon as I change and sit down, I am overcome by an incredible urge to sleep. I usually eat a banana, but if I don't I also get a headache. Someone suggested maybe electrolytes would help with the sleepiness. What are some credible sources of information on that? Or, any ideas for not being so sleepy after working out?
posted by atetrachordofthree to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I usually do about 20-30 minutes of elliptical, and then I run anywhere between 2-4 miles at 5-6 mph. I am not a super sweaty person in general, but usually drench a shirt. Other than that, I eat very clean and healthy.
Because of the sleepiness I've been running at night so that I can just go home and sleep. But I'd like to be able to run mid-day too.