Bodybuilding & Sleep: How Much Sleep For Muscle Growth?

Hey, what’s up guys? Sean Nalewanyj, of,
with another Muscle in Minutes Q&A, where I answer your bodybuilding and fitness questions
in two minutes or less. So, today’s question is on the issue of proper sleep. So, how important
is a proper sleep when it comes to building muscle and burning fat? And how much sleep
should you be aiming for each night in order to maximize your results? So, a proper sleep
is obviously a very important thing not just for bodybuilding purposes, but for overall
health as well. It’s going to keep your mood and energy levels maximized. It’s going to
improve your cognitive function, so your concentration, your motivation. In terms of bodybuilding,
there’s a lot of specific benefits as well. A proper sleep is going to optimize testosterone
levels. It’s going to optimize growth hormone output, as well as improve insulin sensitivity,
which will favorably affect nutrient partitioning. And in addition to that, the more energy you
have, the stronger you are in the gym. The better your workouts are going to be. The
more focus you’re going to be. And the better results you’re going to get from that as well.
So, how much sleep should you be getting each night? Well, most people tend to go with the
standard recommendation of eight hours of sleep per night. In reality it really is going
to be a highly individual thing. And it’s going to vary a lot from person to person.
Some people can get by on as little as four or five hours of sleep per night, while some
people need more than that, may be 8, 9, even 10 hours per night. So, I wouldn’t say that
there’s a single set amount that you needed to shoot for each night. It’s going to vary.
It’s going to depend on you as an individual. So, all I would say on this question is get
as much sleep as you need each night in order to make sure that you are feeling rested,
energetic, strong and focused throughout the day. The human body is a very intricate complex
machine. And if you’re not getting enough sleep each night, you’re going to know about
it. So, I really think that each individual person can really answer this question for
themselves. You probably already know the answer for yourself. So, you know, if you’re
getting six hours of sleep each night, and you feel fully rested and good to go, you
know, I wouldn’t say, “Oh, well, you need to go sleep an extra two hours to hit that
— that specific eight-hour mark.” Just get as much sleep as you need as an individual
to function optimally throughout the day. So, that is that question answered. I hope
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