Snooze to Lose
Most bodybuilders know that growth hormone is a potent fat burner. One of the biggest surges of GH occurs in the first two hours of sleep, so being relaxed and getting into deep-sleep mode early, without restlessness, is important. There are a few things you can do to help make that happen more readily, like dimming the lights about an hour before bedtime. Light hampers melatonin, a hormone that regulates your sleep cycle. Also, a hot tub session or a warm bath can help you fall asleep faster.