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Sleep and weight


For all those millions searching for a weight loss secret, here it is: sleep. That is right, no wonder drug or miracle cure, the answer to your weight problems is extremely simple, alongside eating properly and getting exercise, the key to maintaining a healthy weight is to sleep properly.

Lack of sleep sends messages to your brain that you need to eat more, worse, it increases your appetite for unhealthy types of food. There are two hormones involved in the process. Ghrelin is the ‘go’ hormone that tells you that you need to eat, and when you are sleep-deprived, your body produces more ghrelin. Leptin is the hormone that tells you to stop eating, and when you are sleep deprived, you produce more leptin.

Getting around seven hours of solid sleep each and every night will reduce the amount of ghrelin in your body and increase the amount of leptin, helping you to reduce your food consumption by keeping a lid on your appetite, which for many of us is one of the hardiest aspects of losing weight. 

Who knew it was so easy? Well, all of us now. Sleep tight and you will drop the kilos with ease.

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