Have you ever noticed that you're more apt to hit the snooze button the morning after a strenuous workout? That might be the one downside of the exercise/sleep relationship. Because for the most part, sleep and exercise are perfect complements for each other.
It turns out there's a reason for this. When we work out hard, our bodies produce extra adenosine, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep. And it's important to listen to these sleep cues, as intense workouts frequently require more downtime to allow the body to repair tissue. This means the body needs more sleep at night as well as space in between workouts to become a stronger, leaner, better version of itself.