Sleeping To Weight Loss

Sleeping To Weight Loss

Sleeping is essential for weight loss! It is important to ask yourself how much and how you are sleeping; these are two aspects that positively or negatively affect weight loss—sleeping to lose weight. I can imagine you are asking: in what way?

Various aspects make the quality and quantity of sleep fundamental pillars for good, correct and effective weight loss. Let’s go to list 3

3 aspects of sleep quality and quantity

Production of leptin:

during sleep, leptin is produced, the hormone that induces a sense of satiety; in fact, it is enough not to sleep for two days, and leptin levels will drop by 45% at the expense of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates hunger, which will increase incredibly, the result for which will be an increase in the stimulus of hunger

Brainwashing is another important process

during sleep, the so-called (pass me the term) “brain cleaning.” The lymphatic system is present throughout the body associated with the circulatory system, which is responsible, among other things, for removing waste substances from the metabolism throughout the day.

In the brain, this system is not present or works differently. It was discovered that another cleaning system, the glymphatic system, has the same cleaning function for toxic substances but only works during the hours of night rest. If you don’t get enough sleep, it will be harder to think clearly, and everything will seem more difficult. Furthermore, this predisposes to the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer‘s ; 

Stress reduction:  

lack of sleep and the resulting fatigue increase stress. How much stress is related to weight gain and waist circumference is now known. Chronic stress leads to an increase in cortisol levels in the blood, correlated in turn by the rise in blood sugar levels; all of this turns into “cravings” for less healthy and unhealthy foods, an increase in cortisol, moreover causes an accumulation of toxins in the adipose tissue, which over time can lead to disorders of the thyroid gland, an organ responsible for controlling our metabolism. 

Now you might think that sleeping 10 in a row is enough to lose weight …., but that’s not quite the case…

It is, in fact, essential that you rest at night, especially between 22/23 and waking up early by 7 am; all this really makes the day more productive.

Another crucial aspect is what you do before going to bed; always staying connected with your mobile phone, tablet, social network, or television causes agitation, negatively affecting the quality of your sleep, so turn everything off at least 1 hour before going to bed, drink a nice relaxing herbal tea and do some breathing exercises.

The last information we give to our brain before we rest will be the basis for a healthy and productive rest!

Good night!

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