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:
* 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.
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.
Sleep with clean, soft, and comfortable
* 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.
* 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.
* Take a hot bath before going to bed. It will
help induce deep sleep because it cleans your
body and relaxes tense muscles.
* Practice total relaxation and deep breathing
for a few minutes before you go to bed.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* Donít sleep face down. This will exaggerate
swayback and strain neck and shoulders.