NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP? HOW IS THAT CONNECTED TO YOUR WEIGHT Gain?
Are you the type of person who gets to bed around 2 a.m? Or have a hard time falling asleep or just getting up around 2-4 a.m pushing your body for better performance?
Like all of us, the science world has not rested. Only in the last year, seven major studies were published about the importance of sleeping in our life not to say how sleep is crucial to our general health.
General Health Connection
Studies show that 90% of people with insomnia or sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in with an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired) are at risk in developing another health condition. Some examples of the threats to health are high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressures, high blood sugar, heart diseases, and diabetes.
BRAIN MEMORY CONNECTION
Lack of sleep will affect your cognitive process skills. The various sleep cycles play a crucial role in your brain memory, thinking, making decisions, learning, concentration; problem-solving, and alertness. If you do not sleep, these set of skills will decline.
WEIGHT GAIN CONNECTION
Lack of sleep is related to an increase in hunger and appetite, affecting your peptides Ghrelin and Leptin regulation. These hormones are the ones that are responsible for hunger and satiety signals to the brain. Lack of sleep will also increase craving to sweets or salts, therefore, affecting your blood sugar levels which can lead to overweight and obesity over time.
No doubt, the benefits of full sweet night sleep are more significant than we thought. Getting back to a routine of full night sleep is a process that takes time. Try to get to bed an hour early than you used to. Darken your bedroom, and consider shutting down your laptop at least one hour before so your body will be able to produce the sleeping hormone melatonin.
the benefits OF SLEEPing enough and well:
⦁ Brain memory connection – the most powerful ones enhance your brain memory to full capacity
⦁ Safety and Awareness connection – staying alert and attentive throughout the day. It is incredible how good sleep will improve your learning skills, driving performance, support your decisions process and much more.
⦁ Weight connection – Improve your carbohydrates metabolism which affects your weight
⦁ Mood connection – lack of sleep may lead to anxiety and mood swings. Having enough sleep can enhance your mood and well-being.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Consider drinking herbal teas like chamomile or lemon balm that will support your desired goal: regulating your sleeping patterns and improving your brain memory, weight loss and balance your cholesterol and triglycerides.