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Carbohydrates and Sleep Growth hormone and insulin have antagonistic effects: Elevated growth hormone levels will reduce insulin’s effectiveness, and high insulin levels will suppress the secretion of growth hormone. Therefore, repeatedly eating carbohydrate-rich food immediately before going to sleep may impair growth hormone secretion during your deep-sleep phase. Additionally, your body is more resistant to the effects of insulin at night, meaning that you must produce more insulin to move a given amount of glucose to your body tissues. This may lead to even further suppression of growth hormone secretion. Growth hormone secretion is an important part of the process of SWS, therefore going to bed with elevated or rising insulin will reduce the effectiveness of SWS that night. It is important to go to bed with low blood sugar so that you can maximize your growth hormone secretion potential and Slow Wave Sleep quality. Originally, there was a number of papers showing insulin increasing deep sleep, for example here and here. The obvious statement, then, is that if carbohydrates increase insulin then naturally carbohydrates increase deep sleep. This is a prime example of an ‘aff Continue reading >>

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  1. TARBERTD

    No sleep on keto?

    Somebody said on these forums that keto tends to make people require alot less sleep then normal.
    For example, if they normally sleep about 8 hours they may only need 4 or 5 to function adeptly.
    I am 2ish weeks in and so far nothing of the sort has happened to me..
    Is there any truth to this? Because as a college student it is really exciting

  2. BlueRev

    Originally Posted by TARBERTD
    Somebody said on these forums that keto tends to make people require alot less sleep then normal.
    For example, if they normally sleep about 8 hours they may only need 4 or 5 to function adeptly.
    I am 2ish weeks in and so far nothing of the sort has happened to me..
    Is there any truth to this? Because as a college student it is really exciting

    No.
    This is not correct.
    You should still get 8 hours a night.
    On keto you feel as if you have more energy.
    But you still need that sleep brotha for recovery ect.
    SLEEP AND DIET SHOULD COME BEFORE EXERCISE.
    There 2 very important things.

  3. TARBERTD

    Originally Posted by BlueRev
    No.
    This is not correct.
    You should still get 8 hours a night.
    On keto you feel as if you have more energy.
    But you still need that sleep brotha for recovery ect.
    SLEEP AND DIET SHOULD COME BEFORE EXERCISE.
    There 2 very important things.

    Yeah i tend to not get enough sleep...hopefully naps make up for it (not quite sure tho)
    Also, Bluerev, do you ever get the feeling that there are only 10 or so of us on the keto forum? i swear i see the same names every post lol

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