A Good Night's Sleep May Be Your Ticket To Weight Loss

Sleep has so many benefits that it is no surprise to learn that it may help you lose those stubborn extra pounds. A lack of sleep increases the level of the hunger hormone ghrelin, which can cause you to take in some extra calories. Sleep deprivation can also increase your cravings for sweets and other unhealthy foods.

Sleep also helps you maintain a healthy weight by giving you the energy to be active. When you are short of sleep, your muscles may feel sore and tired making you less inclined to exercise. This leads to a vicious cycle as being sedentary during the day does little to help you fall asleep at night.

Implementing sleep-promoting habits like turning off electronics well before bedtime, doing some nighttime meditation and keeping your bedroom at a comfortable temperature can help you get the sleep you need so you can shed the weight you don't need.


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