Ever struggled to drift off after a late-night exercise session? It’s tempting as it is to stay up late, egged on by that post-workout high but did you know that sleep after exercise is crucially important in order to aid muscle recovery? Bed retailer Dreams know a thing or two about sleep and they’ve set up the Sleep Matters Club to remind us just how important good quality sleep is.

With the Commonwealth Games just around the corner and marathons taking place up and down the country, if you’ve been inspired to up your activity you’ll need to know how to avoid that post-exercise insomnia, especially if you’re a member of a 24-hour gym and prefer getting a workout in during the evening.

Dreams have come up with a handy little guide to how to prevent tossing and turning all night after hitting the gym or pounding the streets.

Sleep after exercise