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How can sleep help your metabolism?
The quality of your sleep during the night has a strong effect on how you operate during the day. But, wait for it! It also affects your weight!
If you ever felt like you needed something sweet (again), you moaned a lot and you simply couldn’t be bothered with anything but sleep, it probably means you’re tired.
Tiredness affects our judgment, it makes us eat more carbs, it makes us nervous and all over the place.
As a result, things you would stay away from usually, suddenly seem so appealing (junk food anyone?)
So how should we put it? Your lack of sleep is making you gain weight! It’s about time you were aware of that!
Is sleep causing me more side effects?
Wrinkles! Yep, sleep causes you wrinkles! Sleep lines are caused by repeated pressing down of the face on the pillow during your sleep.
This means that if you’re used sleeping on one side, you’re likely to have more wrinkles there. If you press your hand against your face, you can see where your sleep lines would appear.
In order to avoid those sleep lines you can try sleeping on your back. But notice that, just like any other habit, it’s hard to change the way you sleep.
What if I sleep less?
10 days without any sleep are enough to kill! We think it pretty much sums up it all.
It’s important to get enough quality sleep every night if you want to keep a healthy lifestyle. The quality of your sleep is important as it allows your body to heal and prepare for tomorrow.
It also gives your skin ample time to recover, heal, and rejuvenate. In addition, it stimulates your metabolism.
Why should I get more sleep?
When you get more sleep, it helps you burn more calories. In fact, you burn more calories sleeping than watching TV!
The better sleep you get, the more it boosts fat loss and it keeps your brain focused, which stops you from overeating.
How much sleep should I get?
It is recommended you’d get between 7-9 hours of sleep. But most important is the quality of the sleep you’re getting.
This means, that you complete at least 5 full cycles of sleep. Each cycle takes about 90 minutes and the more cycles you sleep. the deeper the sleep you’re getting.
There are simple adjustments you can make for better quality sleep.
What can I do for better quality sleep?
We came up with these 5 easy steps that will improve your sleep quality and increase your metabolism
1.Create a ritual before bed
take a bath, read a book, meditate, do whatever makes you feel relaxed before you go to sleep. This will help you fall asleep better as you’ll feel more relaxed.
2.Follow a time schedule
Try going to sleep and waking up at the same time, every day. Avoid the extra 5 minutes in bed and simply get up.
Once you get your time schedule in place your body will adjust and so will your metabolism.
3.Avoid any distraction
About an hour before heading to bed, turn off your tv, your cell phone, your IPad whatever you have on. Your eyes will thank you.
Too much artificial light before bed interferes with the production of melatonin, which is the sleep-inducing hormone.
4.Watch your diet
Avoid drinking excessively and eating high fats like junk food before bed. Apart from the fact that it will take your body hours to digest while you sleep, it can also give you unnecessary heartburn.
Try avoiding coffee approximately 4 hours before bed, the lack of caffeine will make it easier for you to fall asleep.
5. Turn off the lights everywhere!
It’s as simple as that! The darkness will tell your body it’s time to relax and prepare for sleep. It will also increase the release of the hormone Melatonin.
These simple adjustments are so easy to follow and will improve the quality of your sleep.