Two of the primary hormones that affect weight loss are Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone. These hormones are released in our deep levels of sleep that can only be reached with long period of sleep, and it is proven that people who lack sleep have much lower levels of these hormones. Here are some tips on how to optimize your sleep.
- Sleep in pitch black, even a digital alarm clock light can interrupt sleep.
- Don’t eat too close to bedtime. The breakdown of food in our stomachs can be disruptive to sleep.
- Foam roll or stretch before bed. This will release oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin which will help you sleep better.
- Download a sleep monitoring mobile app too see how deeply you are sleeping. These apps will show you when you are in REM sleep and your sleep activity for the whole night.
Kyle is a nationally certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, and lifestyle motivator out of Los Angeles, CA. He has been training for 5 years and has experience working with top-tier celebrity and executive clientele. When he’s not in the gym, Kyle is reading philosophy or writing poetry.