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    Skinny not scronny Stabber's Avatar
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    the importance of sleep?

    I've been getting 6 hours of sleep each night this week. I feel a little tired when I wake up. Is this going to have adverse effects on my training and muscle development??? I'm eating right still....
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    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    It could. Deep sleep (REM) is when your body repairs itself. Usually 8 hours is the recommended minimum, but some people can adjust to less hours.
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    I have nothing scientific to back this up but I think sleep plays a huge part in gaining muscle. Whenever I have a bad workout I blame it on either
    not enough sleep
    not enough food
    not enough recovery time

    6 hours seems slim, try to get more. I usually get between 6-9 hours myself, and it's a constant battle to try to get more for me.


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