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Losing Weight Overnight: How Your Sleep Pattern Helps Promote Weight Loss

Medical Daily logo Medical Daily 11/6/2019 Darwin Malicdem

a large bed in a room: Lack of sleep can cause negative effects, such as increased risk of neurological disorders. 
© Pixabay Lack of sleep can cause negative effects, such as increased risk of neurological disorders. Weight loss has been the goal of many people across the world. But the process to shed pounds can be a very difficult challenge.  

It requires time, energy, investment and commitment. That is why many people seek fast and easy ways to lose weight. 

The high number of deiters across the world led to the rise of numerous new forms of weight loss plans and diets. Many of these approaches promise physical changes within weeks.

Losing weight in weeks can be possible. However, some diets took it to extreme levels that people lose weight within days. 

Such eating plans include fasting for hours along with highly restricted food consumption for days. But aside from exercise and diet, there is another way to speed up weight loss. 

People could shed some pounds through sleep. You can achieve weight loss overnight. 

How Sleep Helps In Weight Loss

Manage Your Time In Bed

The quality and time of sleep could cause changes in the body that affect weight. One study found that people who sleep five hours or less per night have higher risk of obesity. 

Chronic sleep deprivation has also been linked to higher body mass index (BMI) in numerous population-based studies. 

Fix Your Sleep Habits

Sleep affects the production of hunger hormones leptin and ghrelin in the body. Leptin helps regulate appetite and feelings of fullness, while the presence of ghrelin makes you feel hungry, according to Healthline.

Lack of sleep can disrupt the balance between the two hormones. Research showed that the people who experienced sleep deprivation had lower circulating leptin and higher ghrelin production, which could lead to increased appetite and weight gain. 

Better Sleep Prevents Weight Gain

Many people struggle to get the right amount of sleep due to their busy corporate life or responsibilities at home. But there are simple ways to improve sleep without significantly changing your lifestyle. 

Simply reduce artificial light in your room, from smartphones, tablets, TVs and fluorescent lights. These devices affect the hormone melatonin, which supports sleep-wake cycles and tells your body when it’s time to sleep.

Managing the temperature in your bedroom is also one of the easy ways to improve sleep. Before sleep, the body naturally decreases its temperature. 

Having a too warm room may delay the decrease and signal the brain to stay awake. Study suggested that room temperature should remain at 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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