Naturally Increase HGH with Better Sleep
Everyone knows how important a good night’s sleep is because everyone knows how miserable it is to not get enough sleep. After a restless night, your body aches, your mood is sour, and you have a hard time focusing on anything—which tends to make work a lot more difficult.
A side effect of a bad night’s sleep of which you may not be aware, however, is that it can drastically change your body’s production of Human Growth Hormone. Multiple studies have shown a direct correlation between sleep and HGH production, with most of the body’s HGH levels increasing in the first few hours of sleep.
HGH is a vital part of your body; it helps you maintain the physical and mental functions throughout your life. Since it declines rapidly over time, you need to make sure to promote its production as much as you can, so here are some ways you can ensure to get a substantial amount of sleep.
Give Yourself a Bedtime
It is really easy to get your sleep schedule all out of whack. You may get a different amount of sleep every night, you may get to bed early one night only to retire much later the next night, one morning you may wake up at 7 and the next at 10…even though life can make your schedule crazy, you should try your hardest to go to bed and wake up around the same times every day.
If you are careful to make it a habit to get to bed around the same time each night, you will train your body to feel tired then and will set your sleep cycle. The same goes for waking up in the morning—get used to waking up every day at the same time, even on the weekends. Even one missed day can derail your sleep cycle for at least a few days.
If you make your pre-bed routine more conducive to total relaxation, you will fall asleep faster and go into a deeper sleep. Do some yoga stretches and/or read rather than sit in front of the computer or TV—spending a lot of time with bright lights right in your face makes it harder to fall asleep.
You can also unwind by keeping your bedroom soft and soothing. Avoid loud noises, keep your room at a cool temperature, and avoid doing non-bedtime activities in your bed—activities like eating or working. Condition your mind to think of your bed as a place primarily for sleeping.
Maintain a Regular Sleep Cycle During the Day
There are things you can do to positively—and negatively—affect your sleep cycle even while you are awake.
If you are too dependent on fluorescent lighting at work during the day, you can feel really drained and just want to take a nap as soon as you get home. Try to combat this by getting as much exposure to natural light as you can by opening blinds or taking a brief walk outside during your lunch break.
As you get more sleep, you will feel younger, healthier, and much more refreshed from not only the extra rest but also an increased level of HGH. Enjoy your new relaxing lifestyle!