Hi and welcome to my sleep and weight loss post.
Now we all know how important the correct nutrition and the correct amount of exercise is to losing weight. We all understand that we need to avoid sugary foods, sugary drinks, decreae carbohydrate intake and ensure we are consuming enough fibre on a regular basis.
But getting the right amount of sleep is also important when it comes to weight loss.
This is all down to hormone production and to be precise the human growth hormone or HGH for short. This is the hormone that ensures muscle is built and maintained and fat is burned for fuel. It is produced whilst you sleep or during periods of prolonged intense exercise. If you’re not getting enough sleep or you are being disturbed too many times during your regular sleep pattern, then they amount of HGH your body produces is greatly reduced.
Getting enough sleep ensures your hormones remain balanced and aid you during your weight loss efforts.
There are also some less scientific but equally important factors to take into consideration when thinking about sleep. Think about it, when you haven’t had enough sleep you become tired, sluggish and you’re simply not as mobile – therefore you’re going to burn less calories. Many people also become very agitated or irritated if they have not had enough sleep, this can in turn cause stress and one common way we treat stress is by eating too much.
Of course you need to discover exactly how much sleep you personally need, but the medical world still recommends between 7 to 8 hours of unbroken sleep for an adult. Make sure you get into a routine, wind down before bedtime and ensure you get a good night’s rest every night in order to feel lively, energetic and to have your HGH level perfectly balanced.