Does Testosterone help you Sleep?
by Benjamin Bunting BA(Hons) PGCert
Written by Ben Bunting: BA, PGCert. (Sport & Exercise Nutrition) // British Army Physical Training Instructor // S&C Coach.
Does testosterone help you sleep? You can't get the proper amount of sleep if you have low testosterone, and that's one of the reasons you might think about taking TRT, or testosterone replacement therapy. But TRT doesn't have a big impact on sleep apnea. Nor does it reduce libido. In fact, if you want to know if testosterone supplements help you sleep, read on.
Low testosterone is associated with less restful sleep
If you suffer from insomnia and have trouble falling asleep, low testosterone may be the cause. Testosterone levels start to fall around age 30 and continue to decline as men age. Low testosterone is associated with less restful sleep, especially for men over 40 years old. In addition to being associated with less restful sleep, low testosterone can cause other health problems, including lowered bone density and less bone breakage. So how do you get better sleep?
Getting enough sleep can be a crucial step in reducing the symptoms of low testosterone. Poor quality of sleep is associated with a lower energy level and an overall decrease in REM sleep. Low levels of testosterone can also cause depression, lowered motivation, and decreased self-esteem. In fact, research has linked lower levels of testosterone with lower levels of energy and lowered sex drive. A doctor should be consulted to rule out other medical conditions that may be affecting the quality of sleep.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men who are experiencing a decline in testosterone experienced a 15% decrease in daytime levels. This decline was higher than the normal rate of aging. The research team is working to find out if lower testosterone levels can be the culprit behind a man's lack of sleep. To find out, let's look at the cause of low testosterone and how to reverse it.
TRT doesn't affect sleep apnea
Despite controversy about the medical side effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), its use has increased dramatically in the last decade. A series of studies suggests an increased risk of thromboembolic and cardiovascular events in patients who undergo TRT. Although less well studied, the relationship between TRT and OSA is unclear. However, many studies have used supraphysiological testosterone levels to test the treatment. In one such study, Liu et al. (12) demonstrated that i.m. testosterone therapy improved sleep quality in OSA patients.
The study authors conducted a meta-analysis of 474 men taking TRT. Among these men, 13% were diagnosed with polycythemia and 52% with OSA. The results showed a statistically significant positive association between these two disorders. The majority of the patients were prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and some had their TRT doses lowered. However, TRT has a mixed record when it comes to its effect on OSA and polycythemia.
TRT has been associated with an increased risk of sleep apnea, and it has been linked with hypogonadism in men. However, recent randomized placebo-controlled studies indicate that the effects of TRT on sleep apnea are time-dependent, with a greater effect after longer exposure. As a result, TRT may help improve both sleep conditions and sexual function.
Testosterone helps preserve brain tissue
Research has found that men have higher levels of the sex hormone testosterone than women do. In fact, there is an association between testosterone and improved mental functioning. The effects of testosterone on the brain and sex differences are both fascinating and complex. The following review focuses on the physiological changes that testosterone undergoes. For example, it summarizes studies on functional changes in anxiety, memory, and depression.
While researchers have studied the effect of testosterone, there is limited evidence to support this idea. The majority of research on the subject is based on animal studies where localization is possible and the hormone can be directly injected. Humans, however, are not so lucky. While animal studies are possible, this method is not ethically feasible. In fact, it's not possible to inject testosterone into human subjects without their consent.
In the United States, testosterone formulations are intended for men. Physicians need to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone to women. Testosterone in women should not exceed tenths of the male dose. The potential for supraphysiologic dosing is high if one month's worth is given to a woman. Women also often take compounded testosterone products, which are not regulated for potency or purity.
It improves libido
Getting adequate sleep is essential to boosting libido. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who get an extra hour of sleep are 14 percent more likely to engage in orgasm. It also improves overall mood and energy levels. And despite a growing number of studies linking a lack of sleep with decreased libido, many people still find it difficult to get the sleep they need.
In addition to getting the necessary amount of sleep, men should also exercise. Exercise is another essential component to improve libido. Sleep is essential to help your body recover from stress. The internal clock of the body controls hormone secretion, and a good night's sleep can increase libido and promote better sleep. In addition, exercise improves your mood and boosts libido.
In addition to sleeping, people suffering from sleep apnea often experience low libido. Sleep apnea can also reduce testosterone levels, which are key to sex drive. The good news is that there are treatments for sleep apnea that can improve your libido. But you must consult your doctor before trying any new treatment.
According to a recent study conducted by CQ University, a woman with CPAP was twice as likely as men to report a doubling of their libido after undergoing CPAP therapy. This suggests that sleep apnea can improve sexual health in men and can rekindle romance. So, it's a win-win situation for both parties.
It increases red blood cell count
Sleeping with apnea can increase your hematocrit. As you sleep, your body produces more red blood cells to carry more oxygen. When you have an elevated hematocrit, you are at risk for serious illnesses, including obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which you are unable to breathe. People with increased hematocrit experience symptoms like pain, mental fogginess, and fatigue.
Lack of sleep can lower the number of red blood cells, which indicates decreased immune function. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation increases the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and angina. Additionally, sleep apnea can cause poor quality of rest and stress to your cardiovascular system. To increase your red blood cell count, consider these lifestyle changes. If you've already been diagnosed with anemia, consult your doctor for treatment options.
Red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. However, if there are too many of them, they can thicken the blood and make you more susceptible to blood clots. High levels of red blood cells may also indicate a certain health condition or disorder. If you think your blood count is too high, talk to your health care provider. He or she can prescribe appropriate treatment. You may also need to take certain medications and avoid using diuretics.
It improves insulin sensitivity
You've probably heard that the production of testosterone increases insulin sensitivity and helps you sleep. But did you know that you can also improve your sleep by reducing the levels of your main hormones? Testosterone and cortisol are related hormones. When your body doesn't have enough of either, it's likely to have a greater insulin resistance. And if you're not getting enough sleep, it could cause insulin resistance.
In one study, researchers found that men with high testosterone had less body fat and higher insulin sensitivity than their counterparts without testosterone. They also found that men with high testosterone levels had lower glycemic control and improved insulin sensitivity than their female counterparts. While they didn't make significant differences in insulin secretion between men and women, they did find that high testosterone levels were associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.