When you want to slim down, the plan probably looks a bit like this:
Step one, toss out the junk food
Step two, pull out the running shoes&
Step three, renew that gym membership (and actually use it)
But a growing body of evidence suggests that getting a good night’s sleep should be on or at least near the top of the list.
Like all weight-loss strategies, sleep is not a solution, but consistently clocking a quality night’s sleep could be the strategy for your weight-loss plan.
1.It Stops Late-Night Snacking
The longer you’re awake, the more likely you are to consume calories you don’t need, which can cause you to gain weight .
2.It Keeps Your Brain Focused
3.It can help you feel fuller, longer – if you didn’t get enough sleep, hunger hormone levels became unbalanced.
It was noticed that with lack of sleep, levels of the hormone leptin, which is responsible for feeling full, dropped, and the levels of the appetite- inducing hormone ghrelin went up.
4.You’re more likely to exercise – Losing weight takes a lot of energy, and if you are sleeping too much it’s going to impact your energy level, and sleeping too little can have effects on your ability to focus and concentrate on all the tasks.
5.Sleep leads to better calorie burn.
6.It can reduce your cravings for unhealthy food.
7.It Helps Prevent Insulin Resistance -Poor sleep can cause cells to become insulin resistant.
8.Sleep is the time that the body changes. Structurally, during sleep, strengthening of our muscles, lowering of blood pressure, neutralizing inflammation and increase in our metabolism happen
Tips for getting in to bed earlier :
1.Listen to soothing sounds at bedtime
2.Go to sleep earlier
3.Fit In Some Exercise
4.Cut out caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes at least 6 hours before sleep
5.Reduce light exposure before bed
6.Set reminders for yourself to stick to your plan
7.Limit Your Naps To 20 Minutes
8.Turn Off The Electronics an hour before bed time
9.Avoid Sugar & Spices at night mw
10.Leave Your Work At The Office
-Dr S.Krishna priya