Researchers find that taking protein supplements before bed can increase muscle mass, as reported by Mother Nature Network.

Good sleep is essential for your body and mind. And while you can’t go food shopping or tackle that big project while you sleep, there is a way to do something else: build muscle mass. Researchers at Maastricht University Medical Center have found that taking protein supplements just before bed can increase muscle mass if you’re active in a regular resistance-training type regimen.

Body-building experts have known for years that proper sleep is closely tied to proper muscle growth. This is because sleep is a time of rest and rejuvenation for all parts of your body, and your muscles are no exception.

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