We all have heard how important it is to have a good night’s sleep. But we still overlook that and forget the numerous benefits it gives us. Remember, the human mind does not asleep even if you are sleeping. It is an active state of mind, where the body works to repair itself, regenerate the cells, restores the functioning of our immune system and calms down the mind.
A major role sleep plays is in promoting weight loss, which is what often people tend to forget. Healthy sleep is key to a good weight loss journey and it is for the same reason, weight watchers are advised to prioritize rest, recovery and sleep. Thus, while a good night’s sleep can boost weight loss, lack of sleep can be an obstacle in it.
Lack of sleep, or poor, disrupted sleeping patterns can also cause changes in the metabolism and hormones, which can lead to increased appetite and cravings and decreased insulin sensitivity. Therefore, it is imperative that you have a good sleeping routine and hygiene sleep if you want to lose weight. We discuss some of the other ways sleep plays a good role in helping you fight off the extra kilos and live fit: