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8 Ways You Can Literally Lose Weight in Your Sleep

The Healthy Logo By Kelsey Kloss of The Healthy | Slide 1 of 9: It's not only possible to lose weight overnight—it's actually a burgeoning area of research. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that modern life, with its late-night exposure to artificial light and longer waking hours, may be messing with the body's natural circadian rhythms and encouraging it to hold onto fat. A few simple tweaks, however, might be able to change all that. Here are nine ways to set your body up for maximum weight-loss efficiency so that you can close your eyes and let your body work some magic.

Can you really lose weight overnight?

It's not only possible to lose weight overnight—it's actually a burgeoning area of research. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that modern life, with its late-night exposure to artificial light and longer waking hours, may be messing with the body's natural circadian rhythms and encouraging it to hold onto fat. A few simple tweaks, however, might be able to change all that. Here are nine ways to set your body up for maximum weight-loss efficiency so that you can close your eyes and let your body work some magic.

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