I remember reading an article from TC where he states that, generally speaking, high-T males require less sleep than their lower-T counterparts.
I seems that most of the “mens men” (loud, aggressive, impulsive, naturally stocky) that I personally know sleep less than the other guys that I know.
Special Forces personel get by on very low levels of sleep for extended periods of time. I think we can all agree that they’re high-T guys.
We all have a grandpa or uncle that has huge forearms, square jaw, and an iron resolve who brags about how little sleep they need.
That’s what I beleive, at least.
Interesting. I worked for a guy who used to say he didnt need that much sleep. He was a lot like you described. But he also drank a shit load of coffee so who knows if he was just playing the “i’m tough” role?
I personally must have the testosterone levels of a eunuch because I need at least 9 hours to feel right.
Yea dude, I need 8 to feel fully operational. I can get by on 6-7 for a few days just fine, but then I need a day or two of 9-10 to get back on track.
Don’t beat yourself up over it though, it’s just something that I’ve done minimal reading on, and have observed throughout my life. Who knows if it’s true.
Also, keep in mind that we’re not “normal” guys. We routinely and consistently beat ourselves up in the gym. That’s gotta require an extra hour or two every night, right?!