Study: Testosterone Affects Sleep

Low Testosterone Affects Sleep

According to this article,  low testosterone can lead to insomnia and other sleep pattern disruptions. (6)  Testosterone is a hormone that is more widely known as being responsible for the following in men: sex drive, sperm production, muscle mass/strength, fat distribution, bone density, red blood cell production, etc. (1.)

High Risk For Low Testosterone If…

According to this article, those at higher risk for decreased testosterone levels may have chronic stress, poor nutrition, out of balance microflora, Low vitamin D, be overweight, poor daily exercise, etc. (2.)

Symptoms of Lower Testosterone

Can Include:

  • Lowered muscle mass
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hot flashes
  • Concentration challenges

(4)

Naturally Improve and Boost Testosterone Levels For Better Sleep, And  More

Testosterone muscle

Here is a list of how men can naturally improve and increase testosterone hormone levels for better sleep (and more)

  1. Fasting Intermittently (a University of Virginia Medical School study showed that growth hormone levels increased 2,000 % in men who consumed no calories for 24 hours). (2,3)
  2. Strength / weight training (2)
  3. Healthy fats (2)
  4. Lower Stress (2)
  5. Daily Vitamin D (get daily 20 minutes of sun, or use daily 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3 supplement) (2)
  6. Break sugar habit  (2)
  7. Get good sleep (2)
  8. Lower % body fat (2)
  9. Daily zinc (foods with zinc include crab, pork, beans, yogurt, oatmeal, nuts, oysterys, etc.) (4) (7)
  10. Reduce bad estrogen with broccoli (5)
  11. More sex (5)
  12. Cold water (showers / cold baths) (5)
  13. Daily magnesium (7)

References:

  1. http://www.healthline.com/health/side-effects-of-low-testosterone#overview1
  2. https://draxe.com/natural-testosterone-boosters/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC329619/?page=6
  4. http://www.healthline.com/health/testosterone-and-zinc#causes-and-symptoms-of-low-testosterone2
  5. http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/01/18/how-to-increase-testosterone-naturally/
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24435056
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24435056

Disclaimer – this article is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical disorder. This information is based on secondary research and should be for research purposes only.

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