Sleep Has Very Powerful Effects On The Body Including Rest, Muscle Relaxation / Muscle Strength Growth, And The Production Of The Human Growth Hormone.

Muscular Health

Sleep plays a role in protein synthesis, the release of growth hormones, and gives you the necessary energy needed for everything life has to offer, from another day at the gym to a day at the office.

Probably the most important part of the recovery cycle is sleep. But how many of you get enough sleep?  Work, parties, and homework/studying try to attack your sleep patterns.

Nonetheless, recovery, which is the period during which muscle growth occurs, will not take place without enough sleep.

What is HGH?

HGH stands for Human Growth Hormone (also known as Somatotropin), an amino acid produced in the pituitary gland of the brain. HGH plays an important role in human development by affecting skeletal growth.

HGH levels are high during childhood, and peak at adolescence. The amount of sleep is also another individualistic temperament. Generally, 6 to 12 hours of sleep are sufficient. As long as you feel rested the next day, then your accomplishments in the sack have paid off (no pun intended)


First, what does rest mean? Rest is the period that includes low energy loss activities. Each body part requires a different number of days to recover, no matter what you’re doing.

So, how much rest should one get? That answer is totally up to the individual. So, where does sleep equate with the phenomenon of rest?