I could write about the countless reasons why sleep is so important for you; your appetite, your mental health, your happiness and especially your fat loss and muscle gain.
But I’m not going to bore you with the science stuff. That’s not the approach I take with fitness.
Get 6-8 hours of quality sleep every night. I can’t stress how important this is for both fat loss and muscle gain, especially when you’re in workout mode.
Your body, your workouts and your goals will suffer from a lack of quality sleep.
If you have trouble getting to sleep try forming a sleep ritual.
Two hours before you want to go to bed:
- Dim the lights and unplug from electronics.
- Try sleeping with your phone in another room.
- Replace the TV with some light reading
If you’re still having trouble – try supplementing with Melatonin and/or drinking Chamomile tea before bed.