Sleep for Muscle Size
Sleep has to be the most under appreciated in any athlete's armoury.
Academic studies have demonstrated that there is a direct colleration betwwen sleep and mucle growth . We are not just talking about bodybuilding here, it's any athletic discpline.
Sleep is an anabolic state that allows muscular and cellular systems to rejunvenate and repair.
Growth hormone, or somatotropin, is released in surges throughout the day and night, but the largest releases occur when you are asleep. Sleep deprivation has been shwon to suppress human growth hormone release. 
If you are going to achieve your goals in the gym you need good quality sleep.
Sleep for Strength & Performance
It has also been demonstrated through academic studies that sleep also affects strength.
A large scale study involving over 10,000 particpants showed that differences in muscle strength between those who sleep only 6 hours and those getting 7 or 8 hours.
Studies have also shown significant changes in weight lifting performance due to sleep deprivation. 
Sleep facilitates the production of anabolic hormones such as testosterone and HGF which enable muscle repair, reducing your recovery time.
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