How To Improve the Quality of Sleep and Burn Calories as You Sleep
Getting sufficient yet quality sleep happens to be a vital part of a healthy weight loss plan. More importantly, research has shown that losing sleep while dieting can also reduce the amount of weight loss, as well as encourage overeating.
Tips For Better Sleep
There are many ways to improve one’s sleep so here are a few research-based tips.
- Keep an overly regular sleep schedule- Great swings in your sleep schedule or trying your best to catch up on all the missed sleep after a week of late nights can cause various changes in our metabolism and even reduce insulin sensitivity, making it much easier for the blood sugar levels to be elevated.
- Sleep in a relatively dark room- Exposed to any type of artificial light whilst sleeping, such as perhaps a TV or a bedside table lamp, is highly associated with an increased risk of obesity and weight gain.
- Don’t eat right before going to bed- Eating out late may just reduce the success of your various weight loss attempts.
- Reduce levels of stress- Chronic amounts of stress may eventually lead to poor sleep and weight gain in several ways, including eating as a coping method for negative emotions.
- Wake up early- Those with relatively late bedtimes might just consume way more calories and be at a much higher risk for weight gain. At the same time, early risers may be more likely to maintain their weight loss than the night owls.