Sleep disturbance affects every facet of our existence. Many sleep-related problems can be overcome with testosterone therapy. Men with lower testosterone levels have a reduced sleep efficiency, with increased nocturnal awakenings and less slow-wave (REM) sleep. Studies have even shown that sleep disturbance caused by sleep apnea, a chronic breathing problem, may be linked to low testosterone levels.
In a 2011 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 10 men volunteered to have their testosterone levels checked during 8 nights of sleep restriction. They were only allowed 5 hours of sleep per night. The study found their daytime testosterone levels were decreased by 10–15% compared with the levels before their sleep restriction. Testosterone levels were lowest in the afternoon and evening. The study also found a progressive loss of energy over the course of the week.
Thus, there appears to be a direct correlation between testosterone levels and sleep quantity and quality. Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we’re waiting to help you. Our services are discrete and confidential. Contact us today at (866) 224-5698 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started on the path to a better night’s sleep.