Importance of Sleep for Weight Loss

Importance Of Sleep For Weight Loss
Importance Of Sleep For Weight Loss

Importance Of Sleep For Weight Loss
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You will be aware of three main factors of our life which are Healthy Diet, Exercise and Sleep. Imbalance in these three can affect the stability of our life. Today we are going to talk about Sleep. 

It is suggested that you should have at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep everyday in order to achieve your dreams. It not only relaxes your body but also your brain.

There are many ways to loose weight such as Exercise, Yoga, Gym Workout, but our main focus will be Importance Of Sleep For Weight Loss. So, without any further delay,  let's get started.

Importance Of Sleep For Weight Loss

1. Sufficient Sleep Decreases Your Appetite:-

Appetite has a major role in weight gain and weight loss. Ghrelin (produced by enteroendocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract) and Leptin (secreted by adipose cells and enterocytes in the small intestine).

These  are the two Hormones which helps to regulate hunger and are affected by sleep.

These two works in opposite way, Ghrelin stimulates the feeling of hunger, while Leptin decreases it.

 When there is lack of sleep, the level of Ghrelin increases, while the level of Leptin decreases, this condition  gives us intense  feeling of hunger.

Without sufficient sleep our body produces more Ghrelin and less Leptin making us  hungry.

2. Sufficient Sleep Decreases Calorie intake :-

Calorie intake also has a vital role in weight gaining and weight loss.

The researchers studied 17 normal, healthy young men and women for eight nights. Half of the participants were allowed to sleep normally and half to have only two-thirds portion of sleep as per their normal sleeping time. They were allowed to eat as much as they want.

The results after performing this experiment were shocking.

The sleep deprived group, consumed an average 549 additional calories each day.
This proved that Lack of sleep increases the Leptin level and decreases Ghrelin level.

Thus, poor sleep can boost calorie as well as fat intake which can increase your weight.

3. Sleep Prevents Insulin Resistance :-

People who do not get adequate sleep has same insulin and glucose levels as a diabetes person have.

You will be aware of the functions of Adipose cells (uses the insulin and maintains it's level). Due to lack of sleep these cells lose their ability to utilise insulin properly.

An increase in  insulin Resistance in our body also increases it's production. This leads to fat buildup which can increase weight.

4. Indirect Effect Of Sleep On Weight Loss:-

You know that Sleep is very important for our physical as well as mental health. In order to function well, our brain needs rest which is possible due to sleep.

A nap of Eight Hours can relax your brain which will help you to make correct decision to select best diet. You will become mentally alert and choose a fruit other than a burger.

This will help you indirectly to loose your weight. 

5. Decreases The Secretion Of Cortisol :-

Cortisol is a steroid hormone, which falls in the glucocorticoid category of hormones.

When you are deprived of sleep, your body starts producing more Cortisol. Cortisol activates the reward center in your brain and makes you crave food. Due to lack of sleep the secretion of Ghrelin increases.

Both these hormones (Cortisol and Ghrelin) will force you eat more food than you normally have. Thus, their combination can increase your weight.

And that was all about Importance Of Sleep For Weight Loss.

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