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    Question Sleep dynamics & Testosterone

    Hi! I'm new and have two questions about sleep.

    ”33 hours awake resulted in a 27% drop in testosterone”.

    1. If we’re in a situation like that and we still hit the gym with caffeine just before eating & falling asleep, will it be useless?

    2. If we sleep for 18 hours right after that, is it better than waking up to eat after say 9 hours? I've heard there's a lot of hormones during REM and that might counter the protein loss provided we spend the rest of the 48h focusing on eating.

    This isn't sustainable but for when these situations arise it would be nice to know what to do.
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    I need to get my testosterone levels tested; have two young children, and have been woken at least once a night for a very long time now I'm sure it's had a determinantal effect
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    Originally Posted by therealocgamer View Post
    I need to get my testosterone levels tested; have two young children, and have been woken at least once a night for a very long time now I'm sure it's had a determinantal effect
    Sleep quality and duration are extremely important. 8h of actual sleep is the minimum you should aim for. Lack of sleep increases cortisol which will increase protein breakdown, cortisol decreases anabolic hormone production (Testosterone, IGF-1, etc.) as well as CNS recovery and muscle recovery from training
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