Why Good Sleep is Important for Losing/Maintaining Weight
If you want to lose weight, or at least make managing your weight easier, find a comfortable bed and get busy sleeping. You should be getting at least 7 hours of sleep per day – but 8 or 9 is significantly better. Getting a healthy night’s rest can make a tremendous difference in all areas of trying to lose weight, including:
- Moderating appetite
- Working out more often and more intensely
- Make choices that are good for weight
- Help you maintain healthy stress and insulin levels, which are critical for managing weight
Lack of sleep affects your ability to manage or lose weight in many unsavory ways. Let’s look at why good sleep is great for weight control.