Is Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?
(ideas from the desk of Pete Williams, a functional medicine practitioner)
For health, the importance of sleep cannot be overstated, Jeff Bland quoted sleep as “by far the most important anti-oxidant” and that’s not all, as new research shows sleep restriction profoundly affects metabolic pathways quickly leading to insulin resistance and weight gain.
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that shortened sleep cycles resulted in an excess on average of 200cals eaten the next day. If you are not getting adequate sleep, therefore, you can potentially gain almost 21lbs per year! That’s a real wake up call for everyone. It is really important to get enough sleep and some especially before midnight so that your melatonin kicks in.
With a stressed population, turning down the nervous system at the end of the day is vital for health and sleep. Adopting a calming routine a couple hours before bed really helps people, so logically TV that stimulates you may be an issue. Imagine what that horror movie on your new 50inch TV does for your nervous system! You might as well be in the film.
There are many nutritional products that are successful in relaxing people off to sleep, in particular Compose, Somnolin and MyoComplex that have all worked well for people.
What an awesome way to lose fat and defy the aging process!
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