You Had a Good Workout, Now Help Your Muscles Recover!
Building muscle is important for fitness. But if you’re not getting enough sleep, you may struggle to build muscle. Your body builds muscle during deep sleep, and if you’re sleep deprived, your muscles fail to recover and develop.
More than a third of American adults are regularly sleep deprived, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Adults ages 18 to 60 should sleep at least seven hours each night, but many do not. Here’s what you need to know about sleep and muscle recovery.