You are getting very sleepy
May 14, 2014 6:08 AM Subscribe
I used to get more energy from working out, but now I have to go home and sleep all day after I go to the gym. Why is this happening to me?!
posted by goodbyewaffles to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I worked out regularly (3-4 times a week for about an hour) for a couple of years, but during this past terrible winter I pretty much stopped exercising. For the past few weeks, I've been back at the gym. I go in the morning, work out for about an hour (similar exercises to what I did before, but at a a lower intensity because now I'm out of shape), and then...basically want to lie on the couch and nap the rest of the day, and can't work up the energy to do anything else. This has the extra-special bonus problem of making it hard for me to fall asleep at night, which is a problem I haven't had in years.
What could be causing this? In the past I always found that working out in the morning meant that I had extra energy for the day, but now I crash SUPER hard. I do have asthma and a thyroid thing, but both are controlled & treated, and there haven't been any changes AFAIK. What can I try? For obvious reasons I'd rather not give up exercising, and I'd also rather not sleep all day.