Considering the impact sleep has on our overall health, it should be higher on our priority list than it actually is.
People who are chronically sleep deprived likely have lower Testosterone, decreased immunity, greater chance of developing diabetes, and overall increased chance of mortality.
But getting the PROPER amount of sleep is scientifically proven to boost muscle growth, fat loss, and recovery.
Here are some ways to optimize, with what we call the “Anabolic Sleeping” protocol:
1 – White noise – Such as a fan. Since noise is probably the most common disruptor of sleep, you are likely to have a positive effect from this.
2 – Dark – Light is another common sleep disruptor that we may not even be aware of. Keep the room you are sleeping in as dark as possible.
3 – Support – Get set up in a comfortable and supported way to sleep. You can use pillows to support individual body parts of needed to work around injuries etc.
4 – Stress – Do a “brain dump” – write down what you’re thinking about and worrying about before bed.
5 – Have a ritual – Put all of the above items together into a ritual you do every night.
Those are the 5 secrets every person looking to add lean muscle, lose body fat, and improve performance should know about improving their sleep.
If you found this article helpful and want to take your GAINZ to the next level, I also recommend you check out the full “Anabolic Sleeping” protocol at the link below:
Train hard, talk soon! –
– Forest Vance
Certified Personal Trainer
Master of Science, Human Movement