Getting enough sleep is crucial, regardless whether you’re a bodybuilder or a soccer mom (or both). This article outlines many reasons why you should get plenty of sleep each day. I hear you saying, “I know, I know, I’ll try to get more sleep sometime soon. But right now, it’s just so hard.”
How about if I told you that you can double your testosterone? Here we have a study of a large group of men (over 500), who were monitored for their sleep patterns compared to their testosterone.
Those who slept a full 8 hours had around twice the testosterone available to them than others who slept a mere four hours (200-300 ng/dl vs 500-700 ng/dl).
The results charted almost precisely to increase in T compared to how long they slept. As it works out, every extra hour of sleep you get beyond 4 hours gives you an additional 15% boost in test.
Let that sink in for a moment. Consider all the troubles people have that are caused by low testosterone. Following are a list of ailments associated with reduced TEST.
- Low sex drive.
- Low sperm production.
- Lacking muscle strength.
- More difficult to get rid of fat.
- Fragile bones.
- Low red cell production.
- Increased fatigue.
- Decreased body hair.
- Swelling of breast tissue.
- Hot flashes.
- Messed up metabolism.
Every one of these negative points is a can of worms in-and-of itself. If you have low red blood cells, that weakens your overall immune system, which actually makes potential side effects of low test to be the same side effects of a compromised immune system.
Every day, people buy testosterone supplements with the hope that they can cajole their bodies into producing more testosterone. If you’re going through all that hassle, do yourself a favor and get 8 hours of sleep at night — and double your testosterone with that alone!
This alone is enough to convince most men to get a full night sleep, but we’re not finished yet! We’re just getting started. Read through the next page below to learn more reasons why you want to get 8 hours sleep (one main reason, you’ll live longer!) …