Role of Sleep in Weight Loss

Helps prevent short-sleep weight gain

Lack of sleep has been linked to increased body mass index and obesity risk in both children and adults.

It could help you control your hunger.

Due to its influence on hormones that indicate hunger and fullness, it's possible that a lack of sleep might cause an increase in appetite.


May help you make better food choices

Inadequate sleep affects self-control, decision-making, and eating reactions. Inadequate sleep also increases calorie, fat, and sugar consumption.

Sleeping early can prevent late-night snacking

Late-night nibbling, larger serving sizes, and more time spent eating are all ways in which lack of sleep contributes to weight gain.

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Possible metabolism-boosting effects

There is some evidence that a worse quality of sleep might result in a lower resting metabolic rate (RMR), although the results are inconsistent.

Sleep can enhance physical activity

Obtaining adequate sleep may boost your drive to exercise and athletic performance, which may help you lose weight. Curiously, exercise improves sleep.

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