Sleep and Lose Weight

Sleep and lose weight? Researchers say it is possible. In one study conducted at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research it was noted that out of the 500 participants who were asked to lose at least ten pounds over a six-month period, the ones who were the most successful were those who were getting an average of six to eight hours of sleep per night, compared to those who slept less. The study also revealed that stress played a role in how much and how quick the participants lost the weight.

Sleep and Lose Weight Today!

Due to the overwhelming evidence that getting a good night’s rest is important to the success of any weight loss program, individuals who want to lose weight need to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.  Additionally, it is important that you try and lessen the amount of stress you are under in order for your diet to be successful.

If your sleep is interrupted on a consistent basis, then you need to try and eliminate the problems that cause the interruptions. In some cases it may be as simple as not drinking as much right before bedtime, which can cause you to wake up to go to the bathroom, or cutting out caffeine and/or alcohol right before bedtime, which can also be problematic. In other instances, you may have a sleep problem such as sleep apnea or another disorder which is preventing you from a getting a good night’s rest. If this is the case, it is important that you seek medical attention to get the problem resolved.

Lastly, in order to ensure that your sleep and weight-loss program will work, it is important that you ensure that you achieve hormonal balance. This means that not only should you be eating a healthy low-calorie diet, but you also need to ensure that your body is producing the right amounts of collagen, which can aid in the weight loss process while you are sleeping. Collagen is important to how your body metabolizes the foods you eat and it is important to the rebuilding process your body goes through while asleep.

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