I've looked all over the interwebs, but I keep finding only marginally related articles. Here's what I'm wondering: Will exercise before bed increase your metabolism, ie the number of calories you normally burn while sleeping? I understand that exercise burns calories no matter when you do it, and that exercising before bed carries the risk of keeping you up. BUT, as someone who is trying to eat/be healthier and lose a couple of pounds, I'm wondering if some walks or short jogs before bedtime might not help give that extra little bump we often need to get rid of some pesky weight. Personally, I think that it should cause me to burn (marginally) more calories whilst sleeping, but I'm having a hard time finding evidence to back it up. Thoughts?