Every time I hear someone say, “Sleep is overrated,” I chuckle to myself because they obviously have no idea what they’re talking about, or they aren’t serious. When it comes to being fit, sleep is one of the most important factors, because it not only allows the mind and body to recharge, but it also supports muscle growth and recovery because of the hormone production that occurs while the body is asleep.
All you have to do is search sleep and fitness on the Internet and you’ll find more information than you can imagine about it. We can save you some time and get you started with a good article we found on Joe.com called, This is What Getting 8 Hours of Sleep Does for Muscle Growth.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) recommends 7-8 hours of sleep each night to be well-rested, but keep in mind that it’s not just about rest. It is vital to your fitness regimen, especially if your goal is muscle growth. Here are 10 tips from the NIH on getting a good night’s sleep: