how important is a good sleep cycle

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  1. tekkenfan

    tekkenfan Purple Belt

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    lately iv been waking up at 4 pm and sleeping around 6 am and i feel like garbage but because im withdrawing from a certain medication im curious how my sleep cycle would help this does it really matter just staying up till you passout and waking up 10-12 hours later im sure it matters but how much?
     
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    Sleep is very important:
    • Less tired during the day
    • More energy for workout
    • Less hunger
    • More fat used for energy
    • Fewer calories stored as fat
    • More calories used for muscle buildng
    • More testosterone
    • Better muscle retention
    • Symptoms of overtraining
    • Essential for production of GH
    • Better immune system
    • Improved cognitive performance
    • Reduced injury risk
     
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    I've been thinking a lot about sleep lately. I don't use caffeine (I hate the taste of coffee) and I'm now starting to get tired in the afternoon. On weekends I take a nap, and now I'm starting to take one at work for about 30mins. It make a huge difference. Rather than using some stimulant to get through the day, a nap refreshes me big time.

    I wonder what the evolutionary biology reason for this is. There must be a reason that you need a nap as you get older.

    This is a bit random. I used to be a full time athlete and one of the long held beliefs in the sport was to get 8-10 hrs of regular sleep and to have a nap in the afternoon.
     
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    is it sleep or as certain sleep cycle tbh i sleep least 10 hours a day so i get plenty of it but i tend to play games or be online till i eventually passout at night
     
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    age makes a huge difference. after the age 30 you can feel it. nature just wants you to die after the age of 30 haha....
     
  6. William Huggins

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    Not really noticed much difference, now in my 40's.
     
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    my recovery clearly isn't the same as when i was 25 or even 30. i am 37 now and if i don't get much sleep, meaning 8 hours a night, plus working out a little bit too much, i reach a point of chronic fatigue pretty quickly.

    10 years ago i could work, workout after that, drink till 3 a.m., sleep 4 hours and be back on the truck with almost no problems. i burned the candle on both sides for some years and this takes it's toll a little later, i guess.

    i never was a good sleeper anyway. i just read of a guy who improved his sleep via melantonin which is in a lot of food like cranberries, pistachios or dried tomatos. i will try a little bit of that...
     
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    I find eating hardly any carbs all day and then having a carb loaded dinner and I sleep really well, not really noticed much slow down regarding age, little bit more aches and pains with age and a little slower but it's not that bad.
     
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