Sleep Soundly for Superior Recovery
BY ENDURANCE NEWS STAFF
"Sleep deprivation can put you in one of the worst holes you'llever experience. It goes hand in hand with overtraining,erratic training, and poor performances."
Those are words from highly-respected coach NateLlerandi, who labeled the lack of quality sleep theultimate performance killer.
Dr. Bill Misner elaborates:
"Deep sleep patterns may mean the differencebetween big anabolic gains and none at all! Bothbodily repair and anabolic growth occur onlyduring quality rest, and when deep sleep patternsbecome routine."
While lack of sleep can have dire consequences,adequate sleep provides only positive, healthfulbenefits. In a typical day, a person's waking hoursare consumed trying to meet the many mental andphysical demands encountered at every turn, as wellas replenishing vital nutrients as they are beingused up during these daily activities. In the hoursremaining - during sleep - the body takes time out torebuild and recharge, preparing for the day ahead.
It's pretty obvious: if you're not obtaining the rightamount of high quality sleep each and every night,not only is your athletic performance being sabotaged,so too is your overall health! If you're not sleeping,you're not recovering. Period.
Common problem, disastrous results
Getting sufficient high-quality sleep is an issuethat plagues athletes and non-athletes alike.In fact, an estimated 30%-50% of the generalpopulation experiences bouts of sleeplessness and10% have chronic insomnia. A survey done by theNational Sleep Foundation in 2005 reported thefollowing percentages* of these symptoms that wereexperienced frequently by the adult population:
- 38% woke up feeling unrefreshed
- 32% woke often during the night
- 21% reported waking too early, not being able toget back to sleep and difficulty falling asleep
(*Given that this survey was done over a decade ago,it wouldn't be surprising if those percentages haveincreased even more.)
The supplement solution toensure sufficient sleep
The connections between health, athleticperformance, and sleep are hard to overstate. Mood,motivation, muscular repair, hormone regulation,quality of digestion, and mental focus are just a few ofthe things that will deteriorate if you aren't sleepingwell. If you hope to make gains in your training,maintain a strong immune system, get the most fromyour day, and simply enjoy your life, you must getadequate sleep.
Fortunately, Hammer Nutrition produces threesupplements which help alleviate the effects ofstress - the most common cause for sleep issues - while also safely and effectively supporting sound,restful sleep.
Headed up by melatonin, REMCaps contains a proprietaryblend of specific nutrients intherapeutic doses, all of whichwork synergistically to safely andeffectively help you quickly fall - andstay - asleep.
Contains Phytocannabinoid-RichHemp Oil, which interacts with thebody's endocannabinoid system.Of its important roles in the body,the endocannabinoid system helpsregulate sleeping patterns. Thephytocannabinoids in HammerHemp augments the body's natural production ofcannabinoids, helping to ensure sufficient amountsare available to positively influence sleep.
Of the hundreds of roles magnesiumplays in the body, one of the primarybenefits for aiding sleep is that ithelps the muscles and nerves torelax. Additionally, along with thevalerian root extract in REM Caps,magnesiummay provide noticeable relieffor anyone suffering fromnight cramping.
This unique and highlyeffective combinationallows you to reap thehealth and performancebenefits of a moresound, restful, andproductive sleep,all year long.View PDF