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Sleep Well To Lose Weight Easily

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Did you know that sleeping well is the easiest way to lose weight? Medical Science has proved that if you sleep well, it triggers the process of your weight loss much faster. Lack of sleep in turn leads to depression, diabetes, heart diseases etc. On the other hand, a good night's sleep might help you lose weight and stay in shape. But, do not sleep for long as it may yield negative results and make you fat instead.

An adequate sleep or a deficient sleep can make various changes in our body that can be either good or bad. According to David Rappoport, MD, associate professor and director of the Sleep Medicine at the New York University School Of Medicine, it was long known that hormones were affected by sleep, but appetite showed off in the picture rather late.

Another study conducted by the University of Chicago Research has already proved that an adequate sleep is an easy way to lose weight. So, stop worrying about your diet programs and sleep well for 7 hours a day to lose weight effectively.Let us find out how a good night's sleep is an effective way to shed weight.

Controls Hunger- Sleep increases the production of hormones that are responsible for hunger cravings. The average level of the production of a hormone named ghrelin reduces the level of energy lost. Less than 6 hours of sleep leads to an increase in the production this hormone significantly. Lack of proper sleep also drops down the leptin levels thus aggravating your hunger.

But, it does not mean that you should eat uncontrollably and sleep more. Rather you need to check on your diet plans too. Just ensure that there aren't much fatty foods included in your meal.

Reduces Fat Storage- An adequate amount of sleep improves the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates in force. The more you sleep, the better will be the metabolic activities and hence, lesser the fat storage in your body.

A lack of sleep on the other hand leads to an increase in blood sugar levels and an over production of the insulin hormone which is a step ahead in the development of diabetes.

Relieves Depression- Psychological disturbances also lead to an increase in weight. You might be a victim of depression, but if you sleep well, it will get reduced to a great extent. Blood pressure and sugar levels increase under circumstances of stress and depression. While on the other hand an efficient amount of sleep only reduces these problems.

Well no more hard work! Get a good night's sleep and maintain a healthy diet to lose weight easily and effectively.

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Story first published: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 18:01 [IST]
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