After I stardet the Anabolic Diet, I’ve been sleeping less. About 1 hour less a day, while not feeling any more sleepy during the day time, but easily falling a sleep at night.
Come to think about it, I experienced something similar to this (sleeping less, but still not being much more tired) when I tried ‘GABA’ some time ago… All though I didn’t continue this supplement, I know that it is supposed to increase growth hormone - and the Anabolic Diet is as well… And both these thing make me sleep less, a lot less.
"GABAâ??s high concentration in the hypothalamus suggests this amino acid plays a significant role in hypothalamic-pituitary function. The hypothalamus is a region of the posterior section of the brain and is the regulating center for visceral (instinctive) functions such as sleep cycles, body temperature, and the activity of the pituitary gland. "
I haven’t found any info directly linking elevated GH to better sleep quality though, but it seems to have that effect in me… Maybe I had very low levels to begin with?
Will be interesting to see if this goes away when I after a couple of months tries some weeks without the Anabolic Diet again…
Edit: Searching thru studies, It’s clear that low levels of GH may contribute to poor sleep quality… So this is very interesting for me… Might be that this diet with the resulted increased GH levels - can be very beneficial for me.
BTW: I have a pretty short stature, and pretty small joints… All of this seems to be common in people with low GH release…
THE INFLUENCE OF GROWTH HORMONE ON SLEEP IN ADULTS WITH GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY
CHRISTINA ?STR?1,*, S?SREN ANKER PEDERSEN1 J?RGEN LINDHOLM1
1Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, and Division of Neuroendocrinology, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital- Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen and Department of Pediatrics, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
Correspondence to *Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Eight patients with isolated growth hormone deficiency(IGHD), 20â??30 years old were studied with polysomnography before and after 6 months of treatment with growth hormone (GH). During GH treatment total sleep time decreased and REM sleep time increased significantly. Delta sleep time (stage 3 + 4) did not change significantly. All patients reported improved well-being and none wished to discontinue the treatment with growth hormone. These findings suggest that GH has an effect on sleep. The effect of increased REM sleep in humans is incompletely understood, but sleep recordings may be one way of directly monitoring the effect of GH on the central nervous system.”
Hope someone can shime in with some more knowledge here