The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Hormones and Metabolism

By t. | In Articles, Nutrition | on January 30, 2014
From MedScape Neurology – Eve Van Cauter, PhD; Kristen Knutson, PhD; Rachel Leproult, PhD; Karine Spiegel, PhD


Sleep loss can occur as a result of habitual behavior or due to the presence of a pathological condition that is associated with reduced total sleep time. This column focuses on the impact of behavioral sleep curtailment, an endemic condition in modern society, and provides evidence against the old notion that “sleep is for the mind, and not for the rest of the body.”

Prevalence of Sleep Curtailment in Modern Society

Sleep curtailment is a hallmark of modern society, one that is often considered harmless and efficient. The advent of artificial light has permitted the curtailment of sleep to the minimum tolerable and an increase in the time available for work and leisure. In our 24-hour-a-day society, millions work during the night and sleep during the day, a schedule that generally results in substantial sleep loss. Read full article here.

Sleep better tonight…sleep_pro_sm
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Bliss is another new product from Poliquin, contains Relora and 5 HTP.  Relora has been shown to improve mood and decrease stress.
Zen Mag Px is Magnesium Threonate.  People with Magnesium deficiencies do not sleep well…  I have yet to have a client not deficient in Mg.  Zen Mag passes across the blood brain better than other Mg chelates and has been linked to many improvements in brain and CNS functions.  Taken at bedtime, Zen Mag Px will help send you off to dream land, improve your recovery, and get you ready for tomorrow’s training.
Dosage: At or 30 minutes before bedtime…
RestoRem x 2-3 caps
Bliss x 1-2 caps
Zen Mag Px x 2-4 caps
*If you train in the evenings, I suggest taking 1-2 caps of Bliss post workout to help settle you down afterwards.
Do not take RestoRem or Bliss while taking MOAs or SSRIs.  Talk to your MD about getting off medications and replacing them with healthy alternatives.

2 Comments to "The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Hormones and Metabolism"

  • Matt says:

    February 4, 2014 at 9:29 am -

    I didn’t realize how poorly I was sleeping for the past three years until about two days ago when I started taking Restorem. I have been waking up and feeling great, even for a 6 am workout. I ran a mile for time sat. after a typical night of “sleep” without any supplementation and finished at 5:52. This morning I woke up feeling great after using Restorem and Pr’d my mile at 5:30…. amazing what a good night of sleep can do.

  • drew says:

    March 4, 2014 at 10:04 am -

    I am a big fan of the poliquin supplements and I was wondering what you think about uber mag px for relaxation and sleep. Also is it better to take with or without tryptophan? I workout just about everyday and realize that sleep is vital for recovery, especially as a sleep deprived college student:)