Proper sleep is of the utmost importance for rest and recovery, as well as proper balancing of hormones.
How much sleep do humans need? Well, while there is no one real answer to this question, the general accepted answer is about 7-8 hours. Some may require more, some may require less.
Sleep has been a clinically researched topic for many, many years. All the researchers came to a unanimous decision – SLEEP IS IMPORTANT! SimplyShredded.com has a very fantastic article on the science of sleep. It goes very in depth and details different facets that anyone and everyone should know when it comes to catching some ZZZ’s.
There are few topics as well accepted as “sleep” – every week someone influential will tweet “get your sleep! It’s as important as diet/exercise.” This isn’t an article disputing that instead it is an investigative look at what the actual research says. We are going to take a gander at the research conducted on sleep deprivation, and make evidence-based conclusions on how sleep affects you and your performance.
Lack of Sleep Leads to Poor Mood and Poor Workouts
Our article isn’t meant to go in depth of the science behind the hormones mentioned above (that is an article for another time), but rather make you understand just how much sleep is important. Sleep is just as important as your workout routine and as your diet, if not more important!
Bottom line is this – if you don’t sleep, your machine won’t be operating to its fullest intensity. And lack of intensity yields poor workouts, and poor mood in general.
Sleep and Hormones
Sleep affects basically all the systems of your body, Continue Reading…