Getting quality sleep is necessary to maximize your gains. Many people underestimate the importance of sleep when it comes to building muscle. They usually only try to keep their diet and workouts on point. However, quality sleep is just as important as getting quality food and a good workout. Today we are going to give you some tips on how to improve your sleep to maximize those muscle gains.
Caffeine, the most widely consumed psychoactive drug, is probably not a good thing to consume before going to bed. Caffeine stimulates the production of adrenaline, which is known to increase energy levels. So you'll be better of avoiding a cup of coffee before bed, or a scoop of pre-workout at night-time.
Drinking lots of water before going to bed is not a good idea when you're trying to have some quality sleep. When you drink a lot of liquid around bedtime, you probably will wake up several times to pee. Try to avoid drinking lots of liquid before going to bed.
When you are on a low-carb- or keto diet or even when you're trying to lose weight and you're in a calorie deficit, your body won't have as much glycogen as usual. If you have low-glycogen levels, your body won't hold much water. This will result in more toilet visits during the night.
The amount of sleep is also very important. Try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep. Also, try to get to bed at the same time every day.