According to a Livestrong article I read recently, people can actually sleep off a few extra pounds. Check out how you can sleep yourself skinny!!
Sleep Yourself Skinny
For all you insomniacs out there, I’m going to share a few tips below that will help you get those healthy eight hours every night. But first, you need to know how this beauty sleep will help you lose a few extra pounds.
Health Benefits of Sleep:
Healthy Hormones: Skipping out on a few hours of sleep can totally whack out your hormone levels, leaving you hungry and stressed out. Not getting enough rest causes leptin hormone to decrease, and you won’t burn energy as fast.
Boost Energy Levels: Going to bed late makes you want to get up later and the cycle never ends! Getting adequate amount of sleep, and exercise, will help to rev up your metabolism, burn extra calories, and allow your muscles to repair each night after exercising.
Keep You Mentally Alert: When our brains aren’t functioning properly due to lack of sleep, our thoughts become groggy and our decision-making is poor. For this reason, snoozing will help you to keep long-term health and diet goals in check.
Tips for Skinny Sleep
Stick to a Bedtime: We may not be kids anymore, but keeping a consistent bedtime will encourage you to get the same amount of sleep each night, which should ideally be 7-9 hours. After committing for about two weeks, it’ll become routine. Who wouldn’t want an easy skinny routine like that?
Wake up earlier: If you have a schedule that allows you sleep until noon, you will probably be tempted to stay up later at night, which can throw off your natural sleep cycle. Our bodies are programmed to sleep at night when it’s dark outside and wake up at dawn. Plus then you have a whole day to have an adventure!!
Cut the Caffeine: This is one that I personally have trouble with as a coffee addict. But I’ve found that limiting my caffeine cravings during the day helps my brain to have enough time to shut down by the time I hit the hay.
Eat Early: Besides the fact that eating late at night can lead to eating more calories than you need throughout the day, this bad habit can also give your body a boost of late-night energy if you’re snacking on sugary foods. Stop eating by 8 o’clock and you body will be fully digested by the time you go to sleep.
Do you stick to a sleep schedule? Do you have any secrets for getting to bed at an early hour on weeknights?
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Have an Awesome Day and Life!!
Debbie Sasek – Text or call me at 616-340-0875
“I help women feel confident and happy & help them get back into that Skinny Black Dress and feel sexy again!”
P.S. Check out these Beauty Sleep Tips to make the most of your nights!!