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MarkAnthony

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Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:49:41 am »
I requested my testosterone as part of my annual physical and was surprised that my doctor actually pulled it.  It was in the 440 area from what I remember and so that caught my attention since it was on the low side.  I think that may be part of the reason that I just haven't been feeling myself lately. 

What or who am I going to blame?  I'm thinking my wife.  She has been waking up at 5 am for God only knows what reason and I am just one of those people that can't go back to sleep.  I've tried everything to fall back asleep, but once I'm up I'm up.  My question is if this could impact my testosterone and have pulled it down some?   Yes, I'm looking for some ammunition to take back to the wifey.

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Re: Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 08:05:26 am »
Yes. Read PeakT's article: Sleep and Testosterone

But go easy on the wife if she's not intentionally waking you up.
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Re: Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 08:12:40 am »
Yes. Read PeakT's article: Sleep and Testosterone

But go easy on the wife if she's not intentionally waking you up.

Thanks for the response and the read.  Good advice, although I'm getting grumpy about it because she is so loud!

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Re: Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 08:13:09 am »
Ear plugs or separate bedrooms are possible solutions. If the latter then you need to make a point of being together just before going to sleep and also after waking so that a sense of togetherness and intimacy is preserved.
I am not a medical doctor; any suggestions are meant to be discussed with your doctor.
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Re: Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 10:49:00 am »
Sleep deprivation and significant calorie restriction are the two easiest ways for the average guy to tank his testosterone over a short period of time.  The occasionally 4-5 hour night will not really hurt you.  But if it is routine then it probably will lower your testosterone.
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Re: Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 09:45:24 am »
Sleep deprivation and significant calorie restriction are the two easiest ways for the average guy to tank his testosterone over a short period of time.  The occasionally 4-5 hour night will not really hurt you.  But if it is routine then it probably will lower your testosterone.

NOTE:  The biggest guns I've seen to really destroy your testosterone are combining overtraining with undereating and/or steroid use.  The guys less than 150 ng/dl on here are usually in that category.  But, sure, sleep deprivation is nasty!
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If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 02:56:57 pm »
Divorce! :) I can understand your annoyance, I absolutely hate waking early.

If your wife is waking deliberately early you need to talk about it and find a solution.
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2014 Androderm Patches
2014-2016 Oral Andriol 160mg Daily
June 2016 Clomid/Serophene 12.5mg EOD
September 2016 no TRT all natural and supplements for the time being
February 2017 Testosterone cream 100mg daily

Sept 2016
Testosterone   8.2 nmol/l   9-38
Free Testosterone   239 pmol/l   L   250-800
SHBG:  14    nmol/L   9-60
Free Androgen index   586   >400
Oestradiol    112   pmol/L    <190
LH    2.6 IU/L Adult male   2 - 9 IU/L
FSH  1.4 IU/L Adult male L2 - 12 IU/L

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T 6.8  nmol/L ( 9-38 ) L

March 2017
Testosterone:   45.0  nmol/L ( 9-38 ) H ( 1,323 ng/dl )
Free Testosterone:   1512  pmol/L ( 250-800 ) H
SHBG:   17  nmol/L ( 9-60 )
Plasma IGF-1:   227 ug/L ( 55-198 ) H
Plasma cortisol:   434 nmol/L ( 0600-1000 hrs 170-500 nmol/L )
HbA1c:   36 mmol/mol ( 20-40 )
LH:   <0.1 IU/L
FSH:   0.1 IU/L
DHT Plasma Dihydrotestosterone:   7455   pmol/L ( 223 ng/dl ) 

Reference Range Adult males  1000-6000 pmol/L

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Re: Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 06:54:07 am »
Divorce! :) I can understand your annoyance, I absolutely hate waking early.

If your wife is waking deliberately early you need to talk about it and find a solution.

I don't think that will be necessary.   ;D   That is just the way she is as she gets in her own world.  I talked her to about it yesterday and at least for a night it was much better.  I have to figure out something as I am just not feeling right.

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Re: Does sleep really affect testosterone all that much?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 02:41:37 pm »
The answer to the OP is: Yes, that is possible.
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