Sleep and weight loss
In my research on weight loss, I found out that adequate sleep is very essential for weight loss and so scheduled to go to bed earlier than I initially did in order to get between 6-8hrs of sleep.
Here are some points to know about sleep and weight loss:
- Sleep increases the level of LEPTIN (a hormone produced by the body’s fat cells) production in the body while reducing the level of GHRELIN also known as “hunger hormone” (produced by the stomach); thereby curbing appetite.
- Sleep increases metabolism by helping to lower the level of CORTISOL in one’s blood.
- Sleep enhances one’s energy level and obviously the more energy you have, the more active you stay.