Testosterone: also known as the “male hormone.” It is known for stimulating the production of male sexual characteristics and is essential for building muscle mass, strength and bone density. It is naturally produced in your body. Even women are said have a little bit of testosterone (although not nearly as much compared to our male counterparts). But with that said, what does it have to do with sleep?
As hard as it may sound to believe, recent studies have revealed higher levels of testosterone result in a poor quality of sleep. In a study completed by The International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society, the subjects (mostly middle-aged men) underwent a series of tests and evaluations to compare their testosterone levels with the quality of sleep. Interestingly enough, it was revealed that approximately 2/3 of the participants had moderate to severe sleep apnea.