We all know that sleep is extremely important, but even more so when we are trying to maintain and improve our muscle mass and strength. Did you know that poor sleep can negatively influence our muscles? With poor sleep, we see catabolism (break down) of muscle mass!
So consider the following to help ensure that your sleep quality and quantity are the best they can be so you can make the most of your strength training:
- Maintain a consistent bedtime and waketime
- Decrease fluids in the evening
- No big meals 3 hours before bedtime
- Limit screen time before bed
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Hi Bonnie This is a topic that I am always interested in; being a long time poor sleeper. I have tried everything including the tips in this article, medications (prescription & natural), sleep devices etc. so, this is not good news that poor sleep is messing with what hard earned muscle mass I have, along with all the other negative effects it has on the body. I keep looking for the magic bullet, but there isn’t one!
Thanks Carol Ann
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