5 ways to lose weight while you sleep
Did you know that there are ways to lose weight while you sleep?
Most people focus on hitting the gym, or controlling their eating habits in the dining room. While these areas are very important, the bedroom is also key to weight loss and is often overlooked.
Let’s take a look at 5 ways to lose weight while you sleep.
1. Get your protein fix before bed:
Do you often snack before bedtime? Protein can change that. It helps you stay full during the night so you don’t unnecessarily snack. Protein also gives you more energy the next morning, and aids in muscle repair while you sleep.
2. No more night-lights:
Exposure to light while you sleep is not good for getting your ZZZs. A new study from the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that light exposure is also linked to weight gain.
3. Avoid electronic screens:
We have already seen how light exposure is detrimental to sleep and healthy weight. The same applies to electronic screens on computers, phones, and tablets. A study from the journal Pediatric Obesity found that kids who use these devices before sleep usually have poor lifestyle habits.
4. Sleep in cooler temperatures:
Sleeping in a cooler room is better for weight loss, and burns more calories than warmer rooms. This is most likely because the body has to work harder to get the body to its normal temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Have a scheduled bedtime:
Sleep is so important for weight loss. With our busy schedules nowadays, it is tough to have a consistent bedtime or to get enough rest. If you schedule your bedtime, you have a better chance of getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
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