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Growing Muscles While Sleeping

Jun 23, 2008
Are you one of those people that do everything right and still don't feel like you're gaining muscles as fast as you would like? You work out well at the gym and eat a lot of protein and quality foods, but it just doesn't come to you. Where's your muscular body? If you've really ticked off your list and you honestly can say that your attempt to gain is sincere, there might be another aspect to it that you've missed.

Sleep.

By giving your body a full nights sleep you give it the base it needs to be able to build stronger muscles. Examine your sleeping patterns; do you have a deep sleep or one that is light with interruptions? Is it easy for you to fall asleep or do you toss and turn for hours? Do you feel rested when you wake up or do you take hours to get going?

Have you ever wondered why children sleep a lot more then adults? Surely a lot of things are being improved while they are sleeping but most certainly they grow a lot more than adults. Most bodily growth happens while we are sleeping and this is why sleep is so important.

When you've been asleep for about 40 minutes your level of growth hormones raises, and this includes the amount of testosterone which is on of the most important hormones for muscle growth. The growth hormones aids the process in which nutrition is being transformed into new muscular cells.

When you're missing out on a good nights sleep, your body is not able to do the transit from work-mode to relax-mode. In this way you slow down the building up process that happens naturally while in the relaxed state.

If you find it hard to fall asleep, don't worry about it. Those worrysome thoughts doesn't do you any good anyway and there are so many ways that can help you to get a good nights sleep. Let the evenings be the time of relaxing and calmness that they are so well suited to be. Have some tea such as peppermint or chamomile, or a cup of warm milk. This can helps you to unwind and let go of the day.

Find ways to relax that works for you, maybe read a nice book, listen to some relaxing music or even get a tape with some relaxing exercise, like hypnosis. Do what feels just right for you.

For the body to be able to build you want to give it some energy not too far before going to bed. However it's good to give the body at least one hour after your last meal before you go to bed for the body to be able to digest it properly. This will make the quality of your sleep higher. The meals you're having in the evenings should include a good amount of protein for your body to have the ability to use it for the muscle building process.

Sleeping medicine can surely make you fall asleep easier, but it lessens the quality of the sleep and shouldn't be taken over a long period of time since they might cause your body to get dependent on them.

Just find the ways that work for you to relax deeply and your body will naturally be able to go into the sleeping state. Give your body the opportunity to do the work that it knows so well how to do. All you need is a good rest and the results come naturally.
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