What I Take Before Bed
When my bed time rolls around I want to maximize my sleep as much as possible.
When you sleep your body’s recovery process kicks into full gear.
You also burn body fat and build muscle while you sleep;
not when you exercise.
Now let me say this, not all sleep is created equal.
I want to plunge into the deepest sleep possible as fast as possible so that I can wake up fully charged & recovered with optimum hormone levels.
There are two keys to maximizing my sleep.
The first step is..
It doesn’t matter how high quality your sleep is if you toss & turn for a couple hours in bed each night before finally finding dreamland.
Some of you folks might only get around six hours a night to sleep so it’s vital you maximize every minute of it.
SO the next question you’re probably wondering is…
How to fall asleep faster?
The best supplement I’ve ever taken to help me fall asleep is this concoction of melatonin, vitamins & minerals
I'm usually out cold in under twenty minutes after taking it.
A few other strategies you can do to ensure falling asleep faster is taking your eyes off your computer or TV at least 30 minutes before bed.
The reason for this is that “glow” from electronics is also at work against quality shuteye. The small amounts of light from these devices pass through the retina into a part of the hypothalamus (the area of the brain that controls several sleep activities) and delay the release of the sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin.
As your brain revs up, its electrical activity increases and neurons start to race -- the exact opposite of what should be happening before sleep.
So once you've fallen asleep the next step is to make sure you achieve the highest quality of sleep possible.
Here's how to get deeper sleep.
The best tried & true supplement I've ever used for promoting rejuvenation during sleep is ZMA.
This is definitely the most powerful brand of ZMA I've ever used before.
ZMA is nothing fancy.
It's just a multi mineral complex.
Most hard training athletes or even the fitness fanatics & gym junkies are usually deficient in Zinc & Mag.
This can result in chronic fatigue and difficulty crawling out of bed despite getting more than your usual number of hours of sleep.
Back in 2003 I was preparing for a photo shoot and the early mornings and grueling training sessions were starting to have an impact on me.
Back then I was doing personal training and had to wake up at 5am for my first client.
It got so bad that the only way I could make it out of bed was to take a fat burner stimulant pill despite going to bed at 9:30pm.
I'd stumbled on some ZMA and decided to order some hoping it would help.
The next morning after I took it, to my surprise I awoke an hour with out my alarm clock and felt fully rejuvenated.
I was severely deficient in zinc and once that need was met my body was back to full speed.
You may not play college athletics or have a photo shoot lined up but you can still use the reap the rewards that sleep can offer.
Just make sure you set yourself for a good nights rest once the sun goes down.