Sleep, unfortunately, is a rarely considered piece to the bodybuilding puzzle. But in reality it is one of THE most important aspects involved in the process of transforming one’s physique!
Going to the gym and putting in high intensity, ‘balls-to-the-wall’ workouts day after day merely acts as the stimulus for gains in muscle size and strength. Proper nutritional/food intake is necessary to provide you the “building blocks” needed to actually create new lean tissue. However, training and diet alone will yield little to no positive results (as far as mass gain and/or fat loss) if you do not allow your body’s systems the time and opportunity to carry the “anabolic process” to fruition.
And this is precisely why the Research & Development team worked long and hard to meticulously put together a product that would assist bodybuilders, athletes and fitness enthusiasts in addressing this vital facet of the physical progress puzzle.
LIGHTS OUT SLEEP CONTAINS A PRECISE BLEND OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT WILL HELP BOTH YOUR MIND AND BODY TO RELAX, SO THAT YOU WILL FALL ASLEEP FASTER; REMAIN ASLEEP LONGER; ACHIEVE DEEPER AND HIGHER QUALITY SLEEP, AND WAKE UP ENERGETIC AND REFRESHED.
All of which will result in greater gains in muscle mass, more rapid and efficient fat loss, increased power and strength, enhanced focus, and far better sessions in the gym and on the field! Trust me when I say that no one who is truly serious about manifesting maximal progress should be without LIGHTS OUT SLEEP.
But before I get into more specifics about the awesome ingredient profile in LIGHTS OUT SLEEP, let’s take some time to learn more about why sleep is so important, and how/why it affects our health, performance, and progress so profoundly.
Sleep and General Health
Sleep is just as important as proper diet and a sound exercise routine when it comes to building and maintaining your overall health. As well, a good night’s sleep is necessary for optimal functioning during everyday tasks like driving, working, studying and even social interaction. Here is a list of the ways that a chronic lack of sleep can affect you.
- Lack of sleep can lead to obesity.
- Lack of sleep negatively affects the immune system creating longer and more frequent illnesses and infections.
- Lack of sleep will increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Lack of sleep increases insulin production leading to greater fat storage and risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Lack of sleep has been linked to mental health issues such as depression and even increased risk of death by suicide.
- Lack of sleep can increase markers of inflammation and lead to cell damage.
- Lack of sleep can increase the risk of respiratory diseases.
- Lack of sleep has been shown to often play a significant role in tragic accidents.
Furthermore, for athletes and bodybuilders, lack of quality sleep can seriously hinder progress, whether one’s goal is muscle gain, fat loss and/or increased skill and performance. Here are some reasons why.
- Lack of sleep can lead to decreased HGH and testosterone production (note: these are the two main muscle-building/fat reducing hormones in the body).
- Lack of sleep can increase cortisol output, leading to increases in body fat and losses in lean muscle tissue.
- Lack of sleep can negatively affect speed, agility, accuracy, alertness and reaction times. Not a good situation for athletes that engage in sports.
- Lack of sleep can lead to a lack of motivation, drive, focus, and concentration. How can you train without these things?
LACK OF SLEEP WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT ONE’S ABILITY TO RECOVER FROM INTENSE EXERCISE, WHICH CAN REDUCE FUTURE PERFORMANCE, SHUT DOWN THE ANABOLIC PROCESSES, AND INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF INJURIES DURING TRAINING.
Are you Sleep Deprived?
Exactly how much you need to sleep is an individual matter, although for most, 7-8 hours per night is usually sufficient. Depending on genetics, quality of rest (time spent in “delta” sleep), overall activity levels, and age some may need more or less sleep to function and perform optimally. A few signs that you may be sleep deprived include:
- Lack of motivation
- Aggressive behavior/Irritability
- Mood swings
- Decreased libido
- Increased desire for food, especially carbohydrates
- Constant yawning
- Memory loss
- Slowed or slurred speech patterns
- Difficulty learning
- Impaired motor skills/clumsiness
- Inability to focus on a task
- Increased anxiety
Ways to Improve Sleep
There are a plethora of reasons why one’s ability to sleep may be impaired, but many can be addressed rather easily, leading to more efficient and restorative sleeping patterns.
- Utilize relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, muscle tensing and untensing, and guided imagery.
- Avoid alcohol and stimulants too close to bedtime.
- Do not perform intense exercise too close to bedtime.
- Avoid afternoon naps if you are having trouble sleeping at night.
- Try to stick to a schedule in terms of what time you retire in the evening and get up in the morning, even on weekends.
- Keep your room cool (between 60 and 67 degrees), and free of light. Use blackout blinds if necessary and cover up any devices that emit light. Some do well by wearing something over their eyes while sleeping. As well, fans or noise machines may help calm your mind while attempting to doze off.
- If having trouble falling asleep, try reading, preferably from a book and not a tablet or cell phone.
- If you find your mind racing, quickly jot down what is troubling you and revisit in the morning rather when you need to be sleeping.
- Turn or silence off any electronic devices that may produce disruptive noises before going to bed – or place in another room.
- Make sure that your mattress and pillows are comfortable and supportive. At a certain point, old pillows/mattresses can hinder sleep if they do not properly support your back and head/neck.
- Stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise program daily. Drink plenty of fluids, but reduce intake when nearing bedtime.
- Utilize a natural, effective and proven sleep supplement that supports your ability to more easily fall asleep; spend more time in deep sleep; sleep throughout the night; wake up rested and restored.
Now that you can see just how vital sleep is to general well-being/health, as well as successful athletic endeavors and positive physical transformation, I hope you will take all measures necessary to make sure you get the 7-9 hours of rest all of us need each and every night. If you are dedicated to training hard, eating right, and taking the highest quality supplements, then please do not leave out the final piece of this 4-pronged puzzle: SLEEP!
For Fast-Acting Deep Sleep
Introducing all new ALLMAX LIGHTS OUT SLEEP. ALLMAX has taken the best-of-the-best key ingredients known to produce a deep sleep and to get there quickly. We all know that a good night’s sleep is essential. Get to sleep fast so you can wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
Vitamin B6 • Helps to regulate sleep cycles by converting a small amount of tryptophan in your body to vitamin B-3 and serotonin, a neurotransmitter that assists in initiating proper sleeping patterns.
Valerian Root • Calming sedative action shown in many studies to reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep.
L-Theanine • Known as the calming component of Tea, L-Theanine increases one’s ability to relax, decreasing the length of time needed to fall asleep. Further, it acts as an anti-anxiety, helping to promote higher quality of sleep.
GABA • This is the body’s most inhibitory neurotransmitter. It lowers the activity of neural cells in the brain and CNS, which assists in “relaxing the mind.” Additionally, GABA may increase levels of HGH, which is one of our most potent muscle building and fat reducing hormones.
Chamomile • Contains a flavone called apigenin, which acts as a mild tranquilizer by binding to specific receptors in the brain that may decrease anxiety and help to initiate falling asleep.
5-HTP • Helps the body to produce more serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a vital role in sleep-wake cycles. It has also been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, allowing the mind to achieve a more relaxed state.
Passion Flower • Can improve the quality of sleep by increasing levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain.
Melatonin • Assists to promote sleep by realigning the body’s “bio clock” and sleep-wake cycle. Additionally has been shown in some research to improve sleep quality, increase REM sleep, and reduce lethargy during the day.
COACH’S RECOMMENDATION: START BY TAKING 1 CAPSULE ABOUT 30-45 MINUTES BEFORE YOU WISH TO FALL ASLEEP. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SOLID 7-9 HOURS OF “SACK TIME,” SO THAT YOUR BODY CAN FULLY WORK THROUGH ALL OF THE VARIOUS SLEEP CYCLES. SOME USERS MAY FIND THAT 2 CAPSULES WORK EVEN BETTER, BUT DO NOT EXCEED THIS AMOUNT. USE LIGHTS OUT SLEEP IN A 6 DAY ON, AND ONE DAY OFF MANNER.