The Importance of Sleep
A recent study presented at a meeting of the American Heart ]Association earlier this year showed that sleep deprivation impairs weight loss efforts.
Sleeping less than 7 1/2 – 8 hours caused people to eat more overall calories, have increased cravings, and burn less fat.
Lack of sleep lowers levels of leptin, the hormone that says, “I’m full; put the fork down.” and raises the levels of ghrelin, the hormone that tells you to eat. Since ghrelin also promotes the retention of fat, researchers theorize that a lack of sleep explains why the nonsleepers held on to more body fat.
Get your sleep so that your weight loss goals are supported!
Sweet Dreams! Namaste, Daisy