Sleep Disorders and HGH Levels: How to Improve Sleep

Sleep Disorders and HGH Levels

If it seems that the older you get, the less you sleep, you are probably right. The reason may be inside your body right now – not enough human growth hormone.

In fact, the connection between sleep disorders and HGH levels has already prompted numerous medical studies. The results? Reduced sleep duration can inhibit HGH production. Deep, slow-wave sleep is when more than half of the day’s HGH is released.

What makes this conclusion even worse is that low levels of human growth hormones can adversely impact sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, blame low HGH levels. If you have human growth hormone deficiency, lack of sleep may be partly to blame.

Now, you are probably thinking this sounds like a chicken and egg scenario – which came first: insomnia or low HGH?

It is impossible to say. Every person is different. What we do know is that when you correct one issue, the other naturally falls into place. In other words, get more sleep, and you will increase HGH levels. Subsequently, when you increase HGH, you will likely sleep better at night.

How do you put an end to sleep disorders? HGH therapy is one possible way – especially if your human growth hormone levels are extremely low.

You can find if HGH decline is a problem by contacting a hormone specialist here at HT Medical Center for a blood test. If you have human growth hormone deficiency, then HGH therapy can help you sleep better at night.

Sleep disorders and HGH decline can cause havoc to your body. According to findings presented in the International Journal of Endocrinology, here are some concerns from sleep disorders: [1]

  • Increased risk of obesity
  • Increased risk of insulin insensitivity and diabetes
  • Changes in hormone production affecting: growth hormone, cortisol, leptin, ghrelin, and melatonin
  • Increased risk of metabolic syndrome

Individuals with sleep deprivation in the study experienced an increase in hunger and appetite, often leading to a higher caloric intake.

Of course, eating more during the day often leads to unhealthy weight gain.

Impact of HGH and Endocrine Hormones on Sleep

Hormones control all the body’s functions. They are chemical messengers that signal changes in cells, organs, and tissues. Some endocrine hormones help with digestion, others metabolism, and some with sleep.

Particular hormones can either improve or inhibit sleep. Here are some sleep HGH facts you should know:

  • Human growth hormone levels rise as cortisol levels decline
  • Cortisol (stress hormone) inhibits HGH secretion
  • Cortisol makes it hard to relax at night
  • Long-lasting stress increases release of cortisol and cortisone

If you are suffering from sleep disorders and HGH levels are declining, you are likely experiencing imbalances in other hormones, such as:

  • Melatonin – tells the body it is time to sleep
  • Ghrelin – stimulates hunger (lack of sleep increases ghrelin levels)
  • Leptin – inhibits hunger to help regulate body weight
  • Insulin – controls glucose levels and carbohydrate usage
  • Testosterone – essential for bones, muscles, red blood cells, libido, and brain functions

When you get better sleep, HGH release increases and helps to balance many of the other crucial hormones in the body.

Can HGH Therapy Improve My Sleep and Increase My Energy Levels?

In one study, an association was made between sleep disorders and HGH levels. Daytime sleepiness can also affect the quality of life of an individual. [2]

Are there benefits of using HGH for sleep disorders?

A person who tests positive for growth hormone deficiency is a likely candidate for HGH therapy. Sleep is not the only factor when a person is HGH deficient. Lack of energy, fatigue, depression, weight gain, and premature aging are often seen in adult patients. Higher levels of stress often accompany these changes, increasing the level of cortisol.

When you provide supplemental HGH to the body, the influx of human growth hormone helps to reduce the level of cortisol. When bedtime comes around, the body has lower cortisol levels so that it can begin to relax. Sleep occurs sooner and lasts longer.

The goal is to increase periods of deep, slow-wave sleep which is where human growth hormone release occurs. If at first you get less sleep on HGH therapy, do not worry. The body may require an adjustment period to increased levels of human growth hormones.

Further information is available by contacting HT Medical Center for a free consultation.