4 / 16. Do: Get Some Sun. You should absolutely skip your workout if: You'd planned to exercise first thing but got a truly terrible night's sleep (we're talking five or six hours of shut-eye, max). Last night I went to sleep at 3 am and got woken up by my sister this morning, so I got 6 hours of sleep. I didn't get much sleep last night (5 hrs) and am wondering if it's counterproductive to work out under such conditions. It’s continuous poor-quality sleep, that affects your mood, your relationships, your work, and even your health over time. I've had five doctors recommend exercise even though I don't ever sleep well. I had coffee, but I'm sooo tired. Training with lack of sleep isn't as good of an idea as you may think. Because sleep deprivation is more than feeling a little tired after a bad night’s sleep. Well, that’s another matter entirely. I have pretty wicked insomnia. See what the science has to say. Lately I've been getting like 7 hours of sleep which I don't think is enough for me, but I still go run like 5 miles. Feeling tired but also feeling like you want to (or should) work out is pretty common. Swipe to advance. Exercise will also help you sleep better at night. Sleep deprivation has many negative effects on the body. If I didn't sleep well and wake up tired, should I still go to gym later in the day? Here’s how to decide whether you should prioritize exercise or sleep. If I didn't exercise every time I didn't sleep well, I'd never exercise (sleep disorder), and my doctors are always trying to find ways I can exercise and still not hurt my joints (connective tissue disorder). I don't want to push myself if I'm not going to get anything out of it. I used to feel that way, then I realized I couldn't let a lack of sleep for a day or two shut down my life. Schedule smarter. Does the body respond similarly to exercise when sleep deprived vs not? If I gave up and didn't workout whenever I was tired, I'd never work out. But should you exercise when sleep deprived? It'll help get your cycle back on track. OP - you'll get a lot of well meaning advice saying go take a nap. It’s best to stick to that routine, even if you didn’t sleep well. I heard people saying that you should not exercise when you are tired before the exercise. The reason: In a perfect world, you'd get the recommended amounts of sleep and exercise every day, but if you're forced to choose between them, choose sleep. It's a matter of making the best of what you have. See what the science has to say. I'm 16. Yesterday I was sore and really tired so I didn't go running (the two previous days were hard workouts). Training with lack of sleep isn't as good of an idea as you may think. Sleep deprivation has many negative effects on the body. 3. 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