We all know how bad you can feel after a few poor nights’ sleep. But did you know that you can achieve successful weight loss through having a better sleep?
Poor sleep causes fatigue, immune problems and even heart disease but it also causes obesity. So how does it work?
Sleep problems can either be self-inflicted, either by believing that you only need a few hours’ sleep or your life is so busy that you can’t afford to waste time sleeping. Shift workers have a real problem as their body clock never quite knows whether it’s day or night. A similar feeling to jet lag.
True insomnia is like the plague. It drives you nuts, it creates stress, fatigue and makes you sick.
If you have a few bad sleeps you can cope with it, but if you suffer from chronic poor sleep then you will suffer in three important ways.
- Simply put when you are tired you don’t have enough energy. Consequently you don’t exercise. Plus most people suffer from chronic fatigue states don’t look after their diet and eat more junk food.
- You come home from a busy day, there is not enough energy for exercise and cooking a nutritious meal is out of the question. Most poor sleepers just want to get to bed, but they still don’t sleep well.
- Sleep deprivation causes your metabolism is slow down, you burn fat more slowly, you deposit fat at a higher rate. The longer it goes on the fatter