Sleep & height!


Oct 12, 2007

Growth hormones are special hormones that affect the growth of the body by stimulating cell division and bone growth. They instruct your skeleton bones and muscles to grow stronger, bigger, and longer.

Getting proper sleep is vital for the growth hormones to perform its function effectively. The first 2 hours of sleep are when the most growth hormones spill into your system. Not getting enough sleep can lower the amount of growth hormones your body produces.

The following are some helpful tips on how to easily achieve deep level sleep:

1. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet and fresh smelling. Do not expose yourself to bright light while you are sleeping. Light will make your brain stay awake.

2.It is important to sleep in a well ventilated room. The amount of clean oxygen rich air that you breathe has an effect on your growth. Poor air can cause breathing and prevents you from growing during sleep.

3.Sleep with clean, soft, and comfortable clothes.

4.Keep your hands and feet warm. Scientific studies have shown that warm hands and feet will help induce deep sleep. Cold hands and feet will keep you from deep sleep.

5.By exercising during the day can help you sleep better at night. It will increase your blood circulation and fasten your metabolism for a whole day.

6.Take a hot bath before going to bed. It will help induce deep sleep because it cleans your body and relaxes tense muscles.

7.Practice total relaxation and deep breathing for a few minutes before you go to bed.

8.Maintain a habit of sleeping at the same time everyday, including weekends. This will help you develop a regular rhythm for sleep. Your brain will send you "sleep signal" at about the same time every day, which can help you fall into deep sleep easier and faster.

Sleeping with the correct posture can help you lengthen your spine and increase your height; the following are some helpful tips on how to sleep with appropriate postures.

1. Sleep in a comfortable and firm mattress. If it is not firm enough, place a sheet of plywood underneath the mattress. Sleeping on a hard surface will align your spine in the natural position. This will lengthen your spinal, and also allow growth hormone to easily travel across the body.

2. Sleep on your back with a flat pillow under your knees. This will align your spine properly and prevent any back aches caused by sleeping in a bent position. Raising your knees and feet slightly will help your brain get more oxygen rich blood. The greater amount of oxygen that your brain receives the higher the energy you will have to help yourself grow during sleep.

3.Do not use high pillow. This will put strains on your neck, shoulders, and back, and also stunt growth since your spinal column is arched during most time of the night.

4.Don’t sleep face down. This will exaggerate swayback and strain neck and shoulders