Sleep to Prevent Weight Gain

sleepingWe talked about stress this week, and sleep goes hand-in-hand with this and is another one of those things were you can’t eat right all you want but if you’re not sleeping you’re not healthy. One-third of the population suffers from insomnia. What does this mean?

  • elevated cortisol levels
  • which means you’re more likely to develop diabetes
  • fatter
  • cutting back 5 hours of sleep for a week has been shown to decrease insulin sensitivity
  • sleep restriction impairs carbohydrate tolerance
  • a loss of 3 hours correlates to 4-5% weight gain

There is more to sleep and we’ve covered it extensively in the past so search the site for previous post. Good Night!

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