Getting a healthy amount of sleep boosts your mood, heightens your focus, and increases your energy to prepare you for the day ahead. Besides its emotional benefits, did you know that sleeping more can actually make you stronger? Let’s look at how sleeping for at least seven hours a night can affect your muscles.
SLEEP IS NECESSARY FOR BUILDING MUSCLE MASS
The longer and more deeply you sleep, the healthier your muscles become. Hormones are released while you sleep are key to promoting muscle growth. One certain hormone is secreted during the non-REM sleep cycle, or the phase of deepest sleep when the body is deeply relaxed, the brain is resting, and blood and oxygen are flowing easily to the muscles. This stage is crucial for increasing muscle mass.
In addition to this growth hormone, cortisol is released as you sleep. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is necessary for regulating your fight or flight response by managing inflammation, blood pressure, and energy levels. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, the body may release excess cortisol levels which can cause headaches, anxiety, weight gain, and sleeping issues. You need cortisol, but only in the right amounts. Getting plenty of sleep helps to lower your cortisol levels, allowing you more time to sleep deeply so that your muscles can grow and recover from the day.
SLEEPING GIVES YOUR MUSCLES TIME TO HEAL
Throughout the day, your muscles undergo strain, fatigue, and even damage. You can build your muscle strength through exercise and endurance training, but sleep can help this process as well! As you sleep, your muscle fibers heal and regenerate at a microscopic scale. The body has an amazing ability to detoxify itself, but sleep is mandatory for the full effect.
Will you wake up the next day with perfectly strong, tension-free muscles? No – but will you improve their health, boost tissue regeneration, and lessen muscle fatigue by getting a full night’s sleep? Yes.
Here’s our rule of thumb. Make a sleeping schedule that allows you to get seven to nine hours of uninterrupted rest. Not only will you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your day, but you’ll give your muscles plenty of time to recoup, too.
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