Try this tonight. Measure your height before going to bed. Measure your height again tomorrow as soon as you wake up. If you’ve had a good night’s sleep, your height would have increased by 1-2 inches! What could have made this possible? Deep sleep.
In deep sleep, the pituitary glands secrete and circulate growth hormones to the bones and tissues in all parts of the body, causing them to grow longer and thicker. Deep sleep is the most natural solution to the question of how to increase height. The optimum amount of sleep needed is 8 hours, but varies from person to person.
While quality of sleep is an ongoing boost to the height increasing process, quantity of sleep helps you wake up taller each day. This is because the effects of gravity on the bones of the spine are nullified when you sleep long. Inter-vertebral cartilage relaxes and the spine becomes longer.
So how to reap all the benefits of a good night’s sleep? Here are some helpful tips to achieve deep sleep.
Use a firm mattress to sleep on. If your mattress is soft place a plywood sheet under it. Firm mattresses keep the spine in a good posture. Turn off the lights before sleeping as bright light keeps the brain awake. Keep a window open for ventilation as stale air is not good for growth. Slip on gloves and socks if it is too cold; studies reveal that warm feet and hands help go into deep sleep. Drink a tall glass of water or some milk before sleeping; it helps induce sleep. Keep away from caffeine.
Posture goes a long way in helping you sleep like a log. You can wake up feeling energetic, fresh and literally taller if you rest your spine adequately. Use a large pillow under your knees to relieve stress from the spine. Never use a pillow under your head unless you are sleeping on your side; it causes rounded shoulders that stunts growth. If sleeping on your side, make sure you bend your hips and knees towards you and place a pillow between the knees.
You need to be tired at bedtime to get great sleep. Make sure you exercise during the day to tire yourself out. Performing height increasing exercises will give you added advantage. When you lie down on your bed to sleep, stretch your arms and legs out and wiggle your body to drop off to sleep.
Sleep is known as the cheapest medicine for many conditions. Growing taller is just one of it several benefits. Make use of it.
September 22 2009 04:24 am | Nutrition