Hey man, did you know that you produce most of your testosterone during the night during REM sleep?
A good, quality sleep is a must, not only for your hormones, but for your quality and effectiveness during the day.
By having a bad sleep you send your cortisol levels through the roof, which, in turn, sends your testosterone levels plummeting, but you also get a lot more stressed and ineffective as a result.
That’s why Viking Ashwagandha is so powerful, because it lowers cortisol, when your cortisol levels are lowered, your body produces more melatonin naturally, which further helps improve sleep quality.
So, take VIKING at night, an hour before bed, to improve both your ability to sleep, and your quality of sleep (REM sleep) — get 1, 3, or 5 bottles here, all at a discount with free shipping worldwide.
3 More Ways to Improve Sleep
So, what do I know about sleep?
Well, I used to be an insomniac. I had it bad, so bad that I visited multiple sleep doctors over a period of a couple years, and their advice was just impractical.
One sleep doctor wanted me to carry around a light…
…All day every day.
So, I went out and tried to solve my own problem, and finally found those solutions in my mid-twenties.
Ashwagandha is awesome, I’ve been supplementing with it for a while now, and included a double-dose in VIKING, but there’s other things you can do, too.
1. A sleep schedule. (most importantly when you wake up)
This is the most important factor. Our bodies work on rhythm. If we go to bed and wake up at the same time daily we create a rhythm, and in doing so we train our bodies to sleep.
Most important, I’ve found, is waking up at the same time 7 days a week and making it early (no later than 6am).
2. Backload carbs.
I talk about this in the Man Diet, in fact, it’s a key component in the Man Diet because of how it helps with sleep.
What you want to do is have your carbs (potatoes, veggies, fruits), or at least a majority of them, with dinner. This will help lower cortisol along with VIKING, and you’ll get that ‘crash effect’ you get from consuming carbs and spiking your insulin levels.
3. Train early.
Early workouts help you sleep better later in the night. I’ve tested this to go along with the few studies I’ve found, and it helps.
I’ve also found that it helps me have more energy throughout the day.
Depending on your schedule, this can be a great option, but even doing some push-ups and pull-ups in the morning will help with sleep later on at night.
I’ve also found that evening workouts have the opposite effect. But if you have to workout in the evening, go heavy on the carb backloading and you should be fine.
What I’ve also found is that with a better, longer sleep (max 8 hours) I get more work done, at a higher quality, than I would if I burned the midnight oil, working late into the night.
Also, adding a firm end to the work day has helped improve the amount of work I get done, the focus of that work, and my ability to sleep because my mind’s able to calm down before bed.
Just a thought, something to try, and something I recommend in the Lost Art of Discipline.
Get after it.