Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lack of sleep makes you fat

This is old news to me, but everytime I share this info with someone, they look at me in disbelief.

Sleep deprivation can increase your risk of obesity by boosting ghrelin (an appetite stimulating hormone) and lowering leptin (an appetite suppressor). The study from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom found that, compared to an eight hours of shut-eye, each one-hour decrease in sleep duration was linked to almost 3% more body fat. read more here

When I first started to go on a diet, I realised that I feel tired often, and need a lot of sleep everyday. I slept for more than 8 hrs a day, and I feel energize when I woke up!
I used to have insomnia, but its much better these days since I started on my weight journey to size 8.  Now, I find it hard to lose weight, because I am so busy with work. Not enough sleep everyday :( Hopefully I can be in the afternoon session next year.. Then I can get more sleep...

So people. No more late nights! Go sleep now if you want to lose weight!

1 comment:

  1. If you are suffering from sleep problems such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea, you need to consider this problem seriously and adopt specific measures at the earliest to get back your sleep. Regular exercising is one of the options to ensure sound sleep at night. Altogether, if you are unable to get adequate sleep during night, you can undertake certain initiatives to overcome your sleep problems such as fixing your sleeping as well as waking schedule and abstaining from alcohol, nicotine, tea, coffee et al before hitting the bed.