This is a very good post by “thespartanwarrior”. It explains you very well what side effects it can have when you don’t give yourself the sleep you need.
I notice it very much myself when I didn’t have enough rest. I can hardly perform the way I want to and I’m very moody. I get headaches and concentration problems.
For example> In the same week in which I was fit and had enough sleep I made my 8:30min plank. Just a day later and after far too many hours of exercising and not enough sleeping I had trouble to only hold a plank for 2:00min.
Get your sleep. It is an important part of your lifestyle plan and just as important as your diet and workouts.
Read the article…it might open your eyes a little bit and make you more listening to your body.
Sleep is a critical component in the muscle building process and should not be overlooked. Your muscle tissue repairs itself and grows during rest periods but sleep is more important than waking rest periods.
- The release of growth hormone reaches its peak during deep sleep
- Your metabolic rate slows which is perfect for muscle tissue repair and growth
- Increased blood flow to the muscles
Here’s a quick list of some of the effects of sleep deprivation:
- aching muscles;
- blurred vision;
- clinical depression;
- daytime drowsiness and naps;
- decreased mental activity and concentration;
- weakened immune system;
- dark circles under the eyes;
- general confusion;
- hallucinations (visual and aural);
- hand tremors;
- memory lapses or loss;
- slowed reaction time;
It’s enough to keep you awake at night isn’t it? Just kidding. Now go to bed.
sleeping is awesome, hobby nr1!
this was made for me. seriously.