The Role of Hormones and Sleep
Human growth hormone therapy and other hormone treatments can be intimately involved in getting restful sleep, and restful sleep can be essential to hormone balance.
The relationship between your critical hormones such as human growth hormone (HGH) and testosterone and sleep is a complex one. Both of these hormones are important to regulating sleep, and getting enough restful sleep is essential to the production of both testosterone and HGH.
HGH is essential for children to grow into healthy adults, but even as adults, growth hormone continues to play a vital role. HGH is the primary mechanism for your body to heal and repair itself.
As you probably know, your body does most of its repair while you sleep. This is why getting adequate rest is essential to good health. What you may not know is that HGH is primarily released into the bloodstream during deep sleep. The release of HGH during sleep is a critical part of the way your body is restored while you are sleeping.
In addition to helping your body to repair itself during sleep, HGH also promotes a healthy metabolism, enhances your physical and mental performance, and helps you to live a long and healthy life. HGH is released during times of vigorous exercise and during sleep. However, medical experts agree that as much as 75% of your HGH is released during sleep. This is just one of the many reasons why a good night’s sleep is essential to good health.
If you are suffering from insomnia or other forms of disturbed sleep, that means you will not be producing enough human growth hormone and, therefore, could be suffering from a growth hormone deficiency.
Sleep and Other Hormones
Like HGH, there is also a link between sleep and your testosterone levels. Like HGH, testosterone production rises during sleep. In particular, testosterone levels increase during deep or REM sleep.
Sleep Apnea, also known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA, is a condition where you stop breathing for brief intervals during the night. Sleep apnea is very common in men with low testosterone, and men with low testosterone are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. What is the connection?
Men with sleep apnea are awakened so often during the night that they miss out on critical periods of REM sleep. That can lead to Low-T. But, according to Rowena A. DeSouza, MD, a sleep researcher with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, “The link actually goes both ways. Low testosterone can cause sleep disturbance, and sleep disturbance can cause low testosterone. It can become a vicious cycle.”
So how does disturbed sleep lead to Low-T? It is not only that lack of sleep interferes with normal testosterone production. Poor sleep, as in OSA, also raises the stress hormone cortisol.
Cortisol lowers both your levels of HGH and testosterone.
What Every Man Needs Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to keeping your HGH and testosterone levels high. But, if you are over 40, even if you are getting a solid seven hours of sleep every night, it may not be enough to make up for age-related growth hormone decline.
HGH is an essential hormone to your strength, energy, and quality of life. Unfortunately, however, your HGH levels drop as you get older.
While getting enough sleep may help to naturally boost your HGH levels, if you have been diagnosed with an age-related growth hormone deficiency, the only real way to bring your HGH levels back to normal is with HGH replacement therapy.
Doctors treat age-related growth hormone loss with HGH therapy. HGH therapy is only available with a doctor’s prescription and is only given via injection. You cannot buy growth hormone online or anywhere without a doctor’s prescription. While any doctor can write you a prescription for HGH, you should work with a clinic like the NuLife Institute that specializes in age-related hormone decline.
At NuLife, we realize that not all patients with age-related growth hormone deficiency have the same set of symptoms or the same health and wellness goals. We will tailor your program of HGH therapy to your unique needs and lifestyle to maximize your benefits and optimize your results.
Our medical director, Dr. Luis Dominguez, has used his unique, customized approach to help thousands of patients reverse the clock on aging and enjoy a whole new lease on life. Dr. Luis Dominguez has applied his inquisitive mind and passion for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to focus on utilizing a whole-body approach that provides life-changing results.
“Since starting growth hormone therapy at NuLife every day just gets better and better. My energy level is off the charts, and I even feel that my mind is clearer and better focused. I have a renewed sense of motivation and overall a much more positive outlook on life.” – Gary P., Aventura, Fl.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of growth hormone replacement therapy, please contact us today by calling (305) 400-0005.