Weight Loss Impacted By Sleep Say Researchers From Harvard School of Public Health

Science has known for a long time that the amount of sleep that dieters get impacts weight loss. Getting the right amount of sleep can help dieters lose weight more easily. So how much sleep can help dieters lose weight?

The Observer reported that the importance of sleep is that it sorts through all of the day’s events, creates new memories and sifts through the information. It also revitalizes the internal organs and creates new hormones. Not sleeping can interrupt these processes, and the body doesn’t repair itself the way it needs to.

In an article published by the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers said that lack of sleep may lead to increased hunger and less healthy diets. It also leads to a decrease in body temperature, which influences fat burning. People who don’t sleep enough are also less likely to go to the gym, so this further influences fat burning.

Other studies have also shown that too much sleep can also cause problems. Not only can too much sleep lead to lack of weight loss, it can also increase heart problems, memory loss and premature death. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults ages 18 to 64 get at least seven to nine hours of sleep. Sleeping and waking up at the same time of day will also help.

As previously reported in the Inquisitr, a Harvard study reported that there is a correlation between childhood trauma and weight loss. Dealing with childhood traumas can help dieters to lose the pounds more easily, as they are often gained as a protection mechanism.

Al Arabiya English reported that there were three morning habits that dieters could use to kickstart their weight loss. Sunlight has always been important in weight loss. It helps the body and mind wake up. Regulating the circadian rhythm, the body’s natural clock can help dieters because it influences hormone balance and prevents cravings and blood sugar drops. Sunlight also helps to increase body temperature, which burns more calories and improves weight loss.

Instead of driving to work, dieters may want to use walking or cycling as a way to get there. Although driving is easier, integrating exercise into the morning commute can easily help with weight loss by burning a lot of extra calories if the person doesn’t live too far from the destination.

For dieters who don’t normally eat breakfast, consider eating breakfast. Going too long without food causes the body to break down muscle tissue for fuel, and the less muscle dieters have, the less calories they burn leading to significantly less weight loss. Increased stress causes problems too because it increases the stress hormone adrenaline and suppresses appetite. Doing activities that will relax the mind and body increases appetite, and eating throughout the day on a regular schedule can keep appetite and hunger from getting out of control.

Emax Health reported the importance of getting enough sleep to improve weight loss. In addition to getting enough sleep, they also recommended that dieters who have a snoring problem fix it, as this can influence weight loss. Eating lots of fruit and keeping it within reach can help dieters to avoid temptation.

Spending more time outside and getting a dog can also help dieters with weight loss. Dogs need exercise, and it makes it easy to add more exercise to the daily routine. Being outside more often also increases the levels of melanocyte-stimulating hormones (MSH) dieters have, which studies have shown to reduce appetite.

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