Weight loss can be a tricky thing. There are so many factors that can affect your success or failure. Among the various factors at play, did you know sleep plays a very large role?!
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The science behind sleep & weight loss
Sleeping fewer than the recommended 7 hours each night may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity.
A lack of sleep may increase your desire to eat more high calorie foods and decrease your ability to resist them.
When you’re sleep-deprived, the body responds by making more ghrelin and less leptin (your appetite hormones), causing you to overeat.
Inadequate sleep is associated with an increased risk of obesity, and obesity may lead to reduced sleep quality.
Here are a few tips for better sleep!
Follow a nightly routine.
Reduce stress levels through mindfulness meditation, deep breathing, and other relaxation exercise.
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and large meals in the evening hours.
Turn off electronics at least 60 mins before bedtime.