Aside from food (and sex perhaps) what’s our favorite topic?
Only 30% of Americans reported their sleep as being “very good” or “excellent”, which leaves the vast majority of Americans surveyed in desperate need of increasing the amount and quality of their sleep.
So let’s flip the mattress and improve your sleep. Not only will this make you feel better overall by boosting energy, but you’ll be happier, reach your weight loss goals faster, and simply enjoy life more.
Those who are lacking the 7-8 recommended hours of sleep every night are 23% more likely to be obese compared to those who get those crucial zzz’s.
When you aren’t getting enough sleep, your hunger hormone (ghrelin) increases, your satisfaction hormone (leptin) decreases, and your stress hormone (cortisol) increases.
This is a formula for disaster.
It’s almost a guarantee that you’re going to crave worse foods the day after a poor night’s sleep, and you’ll likely retain weight in the worst way – your midsection.
I’m giving you six tips to incorporate into your life NOW to help increase the quality of your sleep. Even if you can’t make the change to do all six, try at least a couple of them.
Watch the difference it makes in your sleep, how you feel the next day, and in your overall health.