Food and exercise are not the only things that will affect your weight! Loss of sleep will affect your weight too!
A report came out on a study about sleep and weight. According to the research, patients with more weekday sleep debt were 72 percent more likely to be obese when compared to participants who had no weekday sleep debt. And after six months, weekday sleep debt was significantly associated with obesity and insulin resistance. Worse yet, after 12 months, “for every 30 minutes of weekday sleep debt at baseline, the risk of obesity and insulin resistance was significantly increased by 17 percent and 39 percent, respectively.”
Diabetes and obesity are two metabolic diseases characterized by insulin resistance. These diseases can be a result of metabolic syndrome, which refers to the cluster of three or more cardio-metabolic risk factors, including insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Given this, the findings reinforce the existing idea that “sleep loss is additive,” and that it can negatively impact metabolism.
Don’t let your schedule run you down so that you can’t sleep. Yes, exercise is important, but if you can’t get in the sleep, then cut a bit on the exercise to get the sleep–unless you can find other things to cut back on!
It isn’t Eat, Pray Love: It is:
If you have sleep issues, have them diagnosed by a doctor. If you have sleep apnea, get help for it and if you have the breathing machine–use it. I know so many who have it and don’t use it! Besides dying in your sleep–it can cause you to be exhausted and overweight.
If you have other issues with sleep, see your doctor about meds. Start exercising, which helps sleep. Take a hot bath before bed. Make sure you have vitamin and minerals each day. Go to bed earlier. Turn off the TV, Phone, IPAD, Computer, VIdeo Games, etc. Work on it, don’t just be sleepy. If it is stress, try L-Theanine 200 mg., see a therapist and/or a doctor for meds.
EXERCISE! It will help you sleep.
Sleep will help you be skinny! And if you sleep more, you will also have more energy to exercise and eat right–other tools for weight loss!