Few people adequately understand the importance of sleep. A bodybuilder or an athlete in general must know that sleep is quite crucial in his workout. The most important two reasons why this is a fact are that the body will synthesise protein better when resting and the human mind will recharge for the following training session. Growth hormone and testosterone are also manufactured faster when the body is sleeping. The only real problem is that a bodybuilder really needs to sleep more than 8 hours each day and this means that during this time he will not be eating. An immediate effect of this is a decay in muscle because of the natural need our bodies have to consume in order to regain maximum power. Before going to bed every lifter, bodybuilder or fitness practitioner needs to eat high protein meals right before going to sleep.