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10 reasons why sleep is important to your health and weight loss.



Getting enough sleep is essential for both your health and weight loss. Here are 10 reasons why:

  1. Poor sleep is associated with increased oxidative stress, glucose intolerance, and insulin resistance, which can lead to weight gain1.

  2. Sleeping less may disrupt circadian rhythms, leading to weight gain1.

  3. Better sleep quantity and quality increase the likelihood of successful weight loss by 33% 2.

  4. Sleep patterns improve in obese and overweight people when they lose weight2.

  5. Poor sleep is linked to poorer food choices, increased hunger and calorie intake, decreased physical activity, and ultimately, weight gain34.

  6. Getting enough sleep may help prevent increased calorie intake and appetite when you’re sleep-deprived3.

  7. Getting enough sleep may increase your motivation to be more active and enhance your athletic performance, which can contribute to weight loss3.

  8. Being physically active can also improve your sleep3.

  9. When you’re short on sleep, it’s easy to lean on a large latte to get moving, skip exercise, and eat takeout for dinner, leading to weight gain4.

  10. Not obtaining the correct amount of sleep can determine how much fat is lost as well as how much muscle mass you retain while on a calorie-restricted diet5.

1sleepfoundation, 2nih 3healthline, 4 WebMD, 5 the conversation

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