Sleep + Weight
Poor sleep quality can make you fat! Use the “sleep diet” to support a healthy weight. Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.
Your body burns 65% of its daily calories keeping your basic body functions going. While you are dreaming, your body is converting fat into fuel.
Sleep deprivation is actually the third leading cause of obesity in the U.S.
Although there is still a lot of mystery behind the exact mechanisms of sleep, sleep specialists and scientists do know is that adequate sleep is necessary for healthy functioning. Research shows that all mammals need sleep, and that sleep regulates mood and is related to learning and memory functions. Not only will adequate sleep help you perform on a test, learn a new skill or help you stay on task, but it may also be a critical factor in your health, weight and energy level.