4 Factors that Keep You From Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s rest seems to get more and more elusive as we get older.

Especially if you’ve got kids—or a hectic job—you might get a full eight hours’ sleep just two or three times a year.

And the consequences of our insomniac culture are almost too many to count …

From fatigue and elevated stress to reduced testosterone production—poor sleep can even prevent your body from producing sufficient testosterone. And that brings with it only more problems.

So in order to help you rest better in the time you have each night, we’re going to look at four of the most important health factors affecting how you sleep …

  • Medications & Chemicals—Many common chemicals can affect how you sleep at night; from caffeine and alcohol to antihistamine drugs and more. The stimulant effect of caffeine alone can inhibit healthy sleep by interfering with production of adenosine, a key compound for restful sleep.So while it’s okay to take your regular medications as prescribed, it’s important to be aware how they (and other chemicals) might interfere with your regular sleep cycle. That might mean you have to trade the second cup of coffee for feeling more rested in the morning.
  • Human Growth Hormone Production—HGH is one of the body’s most flexible and powerful hormones, and it does most of its healing work while you’re asleep at night. So if your body doesn’t have enough of it, you might wake up feeling less rested than you’d like.What’s worse; a lack of deep REM sleep could further reduce your body’s production of HGH (much the same as it reduces testosterone production), creating a nasty feedback loop that’s no good for your long-term health.
  • Diet and Fitness—Being overweight can lead to a number of factors that make sleeping difficult (including reduced testosterone levels). And getting poor sleep can lead to a deficiency of peptides like “Ghrelin” and “Leptin,” which are used by your body to regulate hunger and appetite.Much like above, this can create a cycle that only worsens the quality of your sleep and creates unnecessary long-term health complications if you don’t nip it in the bud.
  • Medical Conditions—Millions of Americans have lost sleep to the pain and discomfort that comes with conditions like Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease and Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. It’s important to get these kinds of problems diagnosed and (if possible) treated before they take too much of a toll on your resting hours.

 

The “Hidden Cost” of a Bad Night’s Sleep

We’re all guilty of skimping on sleep from time to time.

For most of us, it’s the only way to cheat a few more hours into our day—a few hours spent with friends or family, doing the things you’re passionate about.

But it can come at a serious cost to your health, affecting everything from daytime fatigue and production of stress hormones … to memory issues and even the destruction of brain and nerve cells.

If you’re suffering from lowered testosterone levels and poor sleep, then testosterone therapy may help with both conditions.

So if you’re over thirty and experiencing symptoms like:

  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Gaining pesky belly fat
  • Weak Libido
  • Sexual performance issues
  • Lack of energy
  • Depression/poor moods

Then just give us a call at (305) 400-0005 or e-mail info@nulifeinstitute.com to learn more about how Testosterone Therapy can solve all these issues—and get you back to having the best sleep of your life …