When sleep is reduced every hormone takes a hit and it’s not good. Growth hormone is produced during sleep and how much of it is based on sleep. As sleep is reduced so is growth hormone, which can lead to taking longer to recover from injuries and slow down the metabolism of lipids, proteins, and glucose. When the metabolism is slowed, it then makes it harder to lose stubborn body fat, such as belly fat. When sleep is reduced, cortisol can increase and become high first thing in the morning causing a disruption in estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to a slower metabolism and thyroid. Testosterone is important for sexual function, energy, mood, muscle and bone mass and so on. But, when sleep is reduced, testosterone isn’t produced as much, leading to decreased levels. Which will make you tired, not feel like yourself, and lead to weight gain. The University of Chicago Medicine did a study and found that, “The effects of sleep loss on testosterone levels were apparent after just one week of short sleep. Five hours of sleep decreased their testosterone levels by 10 percent to 15 percent.” That is a huge drop in testosterone! According to the CDC, 7-9 hours of sleep is recommended each night. That puts into perspective what the goal should be each night.
Sleep is also very important when it comes to proper recovery from exercising. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Lifting weights is great for the body but proper recovery is needed in order to not be so sore the next day and to receive the best recovery for the muscle to grow stronger. Here’s a quote from a study from the Nation Library of Medicine, “we hypothesized that sleep debt decreases the activity of protein synthesis pathways and increases the activity of degradation pathways, favoring the loss of muscle mass and thus hindering muscle recovery after damage induced by exercise..” This means that less sleep actually negatively impacts muscle recovery.
True Sleep utilizes Melatonin, 5-HTP, L-Arginine, Vitamin B-6, Zylaria, and Magnesium, to inform the body it’s time to wind down and to help fall asleep quicker. Promoting a sense of calmness and relaxation into a sound sleep.True Sleep also uses rutaecarpine to shut off stimulants in the body. Allowing you to fall asleep without the trouble of caffeine keeping you wired.
Zinc, Zylaria, B-6, L-Theanine, L-Glycine, Inositol, and Huperzine work by promoting a longer and more impactful sleep. Through having a proper supply of REM sleep and NON-REM sleep which both have their own benefits.The more REM sleep you get, the better you will feel.
L-Glycine, Zinc and Huperzine, are ones proven to make you feel refreshed and energized upon waking up. By taking Zylaria, a natural source of GABA, time to fall asleep decreases and quality of sleep increases. L-theanine and L- Arginine both work in the brain in different ways but both work on boosting the effectiveness of GABA in the brain, promoting better sleep quality.
True Sleep has many benefits to promote better quantity and quality of sleep in your life. Whether it’s to see a change in how long your sleep is or how you feel when you wake up, True Sleep has the ability to solve your sleep problems.