When it comes to sleep, it turns out that the early bird really does get the worm…
But it’s not about getting up earlier, it’s about GOING TO SLEEP earlier!
I know, after a long day of work or school, all you want to do is relax and watch your favorite show on TV – not go right to bed.
HOWEVER, if you want to get stronger, have more defined muscles, and get leaner, then you NEED to adjust your bed time.
It’s easy …. all you have to do is go to bed BEFORE Midnight.
You already know that getting enough sleep is important – but sleeping at the right times can be the difference maker between average and awesome results.
What’s so magical about the hours before Midnight?
It’s not like you’re Cinderella – you won’t lose your glass slippers and your couch won’t turn into a pumpkin.
Going to bed earlier is key because it helps us stay in tune with our circadian rhythm.
Our levels of melatonin (a hormone that gets us ready for sleep) rise after sunset – telling us it’s time to get to bed. This is because our bodies are meant to sleep close to when the sun sets (turning off artificial lights close to bedtime will also help).
Melatonin then stimulates the release of GROWTH HORMONE. Growth Hormone is the “fountain of youth” hormone that helps you repair and restore your body. It stimulates metabolism and tells the body to burn fat.
Growth hormone release climbs within the hours before 12 and then peaks at midnight.
Your new bedtime:
To get more from your night’s rest, make sure you’re ASLEEP by 10pm.
That way you get at least 2 solid hours before midnight.
Ben Franklin said it best: “Early to bed, early to rise.”
It’s also been said that 2 hours before midnight is equal to 4 hours after midnight. Now you know why.. if you want more Growth Hormone released GET TO BED Earlier!!! You’ll be a smarter, happier person for it.