If you’re like most men in America, then you probably lead a busy and hectic life. Maybe you work a full-time job and have a family, or perhaps you’re always studying and doing homework as you make your way through a degree. Whatever your situation is, there’s no denying the fact that Americans are sleeping less and less each year. A good night’s sleep is important not just for your concentration and day-to-day mood, but it’s also crucial for maintaining healthy testosterone levels and your long-term health. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with three tips for a better night’s sleep.
Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson is your go-to resource for sleep treatment and testosterone replacement therapy. If you’re concerned about your sleep schedule, or if you think you may be suffering from the symptoms of low testosterone levels, then get in touch with our office today to schedule an appointment!
Cut Out the Alcohol
While many people believe that a nightcap helps them get a good night’s sleep, numerous studies have all shown that alcohol and a good night’s sleep are mutually exclusive. Alcohol can help you go to sleep, but it reduces the quality of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Quality REM sleep is linked to feeling refreshed, alert, and motivated in the mornings, so try to finish your last drink a few hours before you plan on going to bed.
Stick to a Schedule
The body’s internal clock isn’t easily changed, and going to bed at a different time each night will likely leave you feeling groggy and tired the next day. Try to pick a set time to go to bed each night, and aim to be in bed within an hour of your chosen time. It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekends, but try not to sleep in for more than an hour each day — your body will thank you on Monday.
Start Testosterone Replacement Therapy
If you’ve tried cutting out your afternoon cup of coffee and turning off your electronics before climbing into bed and you’re still finding it difficult to get a restful night’s sleep, then the problem may be your testosterone levels. Men with low testosterone levels often report feeling like they’re in a fog, or “out of it,” even when they’ve managed to sleep for more than eight hours every night. Starting testosterone replacement therapy will raise your testosterone levels in as few as three weeks, and you’ll likely notice that you’re feeling more alert and motivated within the first month of treatment. At Men’s Vitality Center, we provide our patients with cutting-edge, FDA-approved testosterone injections that deliver an effective and efficient dose of hormones every week.
Watch our blog for future posts in which we’ll continue to provide you with tips for a better night’s sleep. Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson has helped hundreds of men in Arizona raise their testosterone levels and return to feeling healthy and youthful. Get in touch with our Tucson office today to learn more!