How Much Sleep to Build Muscle

build-muscle-effortlesslySleeping is one of the most important things there is when it comes to building muscle. It is actually something that is absolutely required to build muscle. If you don’t get enough sleep, chances are that you will be tired during the day and it is going to become hard to build muscle mass.

Now, the 3 most important things that is required to build muscle is: nutrition, training, and sleep. Yes, if you are consistently messing up one these, you are not going to see good results.

In this post, I’m going to show you the truth about how much sleep you really need in order to build muscle, and I’m going to show you what happens during sleep that build muscle.


How Much Sleep to Build Muscle?

According to AsapSCIENCE, researches have tested how much sleep it is required per night by doing an experiment with 3 groups of people where they slept 4, 6, and 8 hours for an extended amount of time.

After 14 days, those who slept 6 hours had a similar reaction time as a person whose blood alcohol concentration was 0.1 percent, and those who slept 4 hours would fall asleep during their cognitive tests.

Now, those who sleep over 8 hours seem to have higher risks of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.




What Does This Tell us? The Real Answer:

Well, this tell us that 7-8 hours of sleep is the perfect amount. However, this varies from person to person, our genes also plays a role in this. Meaning that the amount should not necessarily be 7-8 hours, but somewhere around there.


Can’t get Enough Sleep?

There are many solutions and methods out there you can use to stop this from happening. If you are someone that struggles from sleeping, then this article is worth reading (WikiHow Link), check it out!



I will leave you with 2 great videos that covers the topic good:

What Happens During Sleep That Build Muscle?

Well, that’s all for this post. If you enjoyed it, please leave a comment below and share this if you found this helpful.



  1. Marcus

    It’s interesting that too much sleep can be bad for you. I think you are right, 7 to 8 hours is probably about right. I think the best way to get good sleep is to keep regular bedtime hours, even at weekends. This is difficult for people who like to go out partying on the weekends, though, isn’t it?

  2. Scott

    I sometimes feel challenged to get the right amount of sleep at night. I am lucky sometimes if I get 5 or 6 hours. I am already getting up early for my workouts and I’m going to try going to bed earlier so that I am not cancelling out my workout! Thanks for the motivation!


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