Are Your Sleep Patterns The Cause Of Tight Muscles?
We know that sleep is important for our overall health. According to the CDC, at least 35% of American adults don’t get the recommended 7 ( yes. 7) hours sleep each night. This could be linked to a variety of health problems.
Muscle tightness is one of these issues. This is the third blog in a series of four. I will discuss how lack of sleep can affect the muscular system, causing tight muscles.
Exercise and Muscle Tightness
Exercising can cause microscopic tears to the muscle, which are essential building blocks for muscle growth. Lactic acid buildup can also be caused by exercise. This is due to oxygen breaking down glucose in the blood. Painful and sore muscles can be caused by lactic acid buildup. These issues can be addressed during your sleep cycle.
When you sleep, your muscles heal and can reduce the likelihood of developing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. It is important to reach the third stage of sleep. In this phase, the body starts its work. You want to reach Stage 4 (REM). This phase involves the body in a full repair mode that includes the central nervous system (CNS). The central nervous system not only helps you retain information throughout the day but also controls signals sent to your muscles.
Muscle Tightness, No Exercise
This blog may still be being read by you and you are thinking, “I don’t have much time to exercise, so why is my muscle still tight?” Inactivity could be the reason. Inactivity can cause muscle loss or muscle atrophy. You lose more muscle the longer you stay inactive. Even minor activities can cause muscle atrophy and tightening and pain.
To prevent muscle tightness, you must get enough sleep. Your brain sends signals to your muscles constantly and if you don’t get enough sleep, it can cause disruptions in these signals. Muscle tightness can be caused by a lack of signals or too many signals.
Tips for Tight Muscles
I found it difficult to sleep after serving in Iraq. I needed to learn new habits and practice them to get to sleep like a normal person.
There were many helpful tips and advice on the internet, but I found the one that worked best for me was to get the same amount of sleep every night. I get up and go to bed at the same time every night. I learned a new habit that allowed me to fall asleep at the same time every night, even on weekends.
It has also helped my clients suffering from insomnia by buying the right pillows. With the right pillow, many of my muscle activation clients experienced less pain and better sleeping.
More effective muscles, better sleep
To get better sleep, you must make it a routine and continue to do so. This is similar to how you should exercise to achieve your goals. Let’s get your customized personal trainer service in Tampa, FL, with Apex Fitness. We can improve muscle tightness, which will make your workouts more efficient and effective. This post was written by Darryl Johnson, Co-Owner of Apex performance. At Apex performance we are a community of highly trained experts looking to provide performance enhancement and a permanent lifestyle change for our clients in a fun and interactive environment. Members can take advantage of a personal trainer in Tampa, one-on-one training, small group classes, and specialized courses for a wide variety of athletics, sports training, and body goals!