WOW! There are some things I knew and others I need to know more about, including recovery. I pray this post is helpful if that is a topic you are seeking to know more about as well.
When you are regularly working out, you don’t always have the luxury of an extended recovery time. It’s common for people to spring an injury during workouts, only to have to power through the injury without giving themselves adequate time to heal.
Of course, there’s nothing better than sinking into the best mattress, but few people realize how much sleep can aid in muscle recovery. There are many flashy, expensive solutions out there to help improve sleep and reduce injury: supplements and therapies, machines and at-home systems. Some of these are effective, and some are not, but don’t underestimate the value of good old-fashioned sleep.
At the end of the day, your body needs rest so it can recoup and rebuild. This is why you should never underestimate the power of sleep, especially when you are working out.
Sleep Stages For Muscle Recovery
Sleep plays a major role in helping your body recover after a long day of physical activity. It especially becomes important as you age in order to maintain muscle mass and preserve tissue. Muscle-building hormones, especially the human growth hormone (HGH), are created during your sleep, and studies have also shown a direct correlation between sleep and improved muscle coordination. It’s all thanks to the body’s different stages between REM and Non-REM sleep.