For weight loss, sleep is essential. Here are 14 reasons why.  

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For weight loss

It has been shown that sleep deprivation is one of the top five reasons why you are unable to lose weight in the first place. Melatonin, the sleep hormone, aids in a good night’s sleep.. Melatonin has been shown to increase metabolism, speed up fat burning, and avoid insulin resistance when taken in enough amounts. Sleeping for at least seven hours a night is essential to maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm, which can lead to a wide range of health issues, from insulin resistance to melancholy. Without 7 to 8 hours of unbroken sleep every night, no amount of diet or exercise will have any effect on your weight loss goals.

When you don’t get enough sleep, your body is unable to produce the hormones necessary for weight loss. Leptin (the satiety hormone), ghrelin (the hunger hormone), and cortisol (the stress hormone) are all affected by a lack of sleep (the stress hormone). Insulin resistance and a slower rate of calorie burning are both linked to chronic sleep deprivation. “Cortisol,” which is a stress hormone linked to weight gain, stalling of weight reduction, and a rise in belly fat is also increased by sleep deprivation. In addition, a lack of sleep affects the brain’s frontal lobe, which is responsible for decision-making and impulse control, making it more difficult to manage one’s actions.

Fat oxidation and metabolism are negatively impacted by sleep deprivation, making it more difficult for the body to shed extra weight. According to a research, sleep deprivation can impair muscle protein synthesis by 18%. In order to have a decent night’s sleep, avoid using electronic devices that emit blue light for at least an hour before you go to bed. This can disrupt your circadian cycle.


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