HOW IS YOUR SLEEP?

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. 💤

In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising.

Sleeping for 8 hours per night is crucial, especially if you are looking to change body composition, increase muscle mass, or if you want to be ready to perform well.

Sleep enhances muscle recovery through protein synthesis and human growth hormone release. 💪

It gives your body time to recover, conserve energy, and repair and build up the muscles worked during exercise.

Sleep deprivation starts as soon as you get less than seven hours of sleep. 😱 Even just one hour less affects the way your body functions.

Neurons in the brain slow down, decreasing reaction times, decision-making skills, and reasoning abilities. Sleep deprivation causes the immune system to work less efficiently, making you more susceptible to illness. 😷 The stress hormone cortisol doesn’t leave the body as quickly as is typical, so you’ll feel more stressed.

Sleep loss also changes the timing and release of appetite-controlling hormones, so you’ll end up feeling hungry more often.

Aim for 8 hours of quality rest tonight. Let’s reset and catch some z’s.

Sleep Importance in Fitness

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