A study, published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people who had less sleep time, experienced a significant increase in the number of calories from snacking. Compared with people who have enough time to sleep.
Research shows that lack of sleep stimulates the desire to snack. Where this practice encourages the consumption of more carbohydrates, less protein, and tend not to eat many vegetables.
Despite these findings, fitness and lifestyle expert, Christine Fee, have repeatedly reminded the importance of quality sleep for weight loss.
“Sleep can actually increase the body’s ability to burn fat. During sleep, the body metabolize carbohydrates efficiently for use as an energy source,” he said.
Poor sleep habits while creating hormone imbalances that play havoc on your metabolism.
“Lack of sleep interferes with the process of metabolism and cause fat deposits to increase, and the effect is weight gain. Lack of sleep triggers hunger and increase appetite. In fact, not infrequently provoke emotional hunger.”
See the positive benefits of adequate sleep every night, consider some tips for a successful beauty rest.
1. Provide enough time to sleep.
Try to do the work in the evenings such as sending an email to friends or co-workers early so you have time to sleep longer. If you take the time to sleep longer than usual, for example, seven to eight hours every night, you can lose weight about seven pounds a year.
2. Discipline with bedtime.
You can not always control when you wake up, but you can be sure to go to bed at a certain hour for a regular rest. Do not use alarm only to get up early, but also use it to remind you to sleep.
3. Sleep in a dim room.
The best atmosphere that can help you to fall asleep faster and sleep soundly is a dim, quiet, and cold or cool temperature. If you need to, you can wear an eye mask to avoid exposure to light. Try also to turn off all light from electrical appliances such as televisions and computers. Dim or dark conditions can stimulate the production of melatonin substances in the body, a hormone that stimulates the onset of drowsiness.
4. Do a relaxation ritual.
Stress can interfere with sleep or rest time. Try to relax as to placate the technical breathing, meditation or exercise the muscles relaxing. You can also try listening to soft music in the ear or a warm bath before bed. When the body relaxes, the heart rate and respiratory weakness, a sign you’re ready to rest.