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00 Introduction: Low testosterone and sleep
20 Low testosterone causes
6:15 How sleep affects testosterone
7:45 How to sleep better and boost testosterone
10:10 Check out my other video on sleep!
Sleep is a huge underemphasized factor when it comes to testosterone levels.
Other causes of low testosterone:
• Soy products
• Plastic consumption
• High insulin levels
• Liver damage
• Adrenal stress
• High cortisol
• A deficiency in DHEA
• A low-fat diet
• An iron deficiency
• Hypogonadism (aging or zinc deficiency)
• Alcohol consumption
Research demonstrates that the less sleep you have, the less testosterone you’re going to have. This happens because the way your body controls and manages testosterone is through circadian waves.
This suggests that there is a correlation between your sleep, especially REM sleep, and the generation of testosterone. REM sleep is the second half of sleep. You generate more testosterone the more REM sleep you have.
If you only get six hours of sleep or less, that could be why you have low testosterone. One study shows that eight or more hours of sleep support healthy testosterone levels.
A lack of sleep also increases cortisol. Cortisol will directly decrease testosterone and increase insulin, which will lower testosterone.
Overall, a lack of sleep can destroy testosterone from many different angles.
Four ways to improve your sleep and boost testosterone:
1. Get more exercise or do physical work
2. Go on a low-carb diet
3. Support your gut microbiome with probiotics
4. Get plenty of vitamin B1, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin D
My own Sleep Aid product can also be very beneficial to help promote better sleep. Take two before bed. If you wake up in the middle of the night, take one more to help you get back to sleep and stay asleep.
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Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps explain how sleep affects testosterone. I’ll see you in the next video.