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Can You Lose Weight During Sleep

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How wonderful it would be if you can lose weight during your sleep? Yes sleep can help you lose weight if you follow some weight loss tips during night. Doing these simple these simple things when you sleep will help you burn more calories and lose weight fast.

During sleep the body is in a resting phase but still burning calories as the body needs continuous supply of energy to keep going all the body functions. However, some small things can accelerate the fat burning process during your sleep.

It is also very important to note that a better sleep leads to weight loss and an incomplete sleep makes you fat. If you sleep less, a stress hormone is produced in your body. This hormone known as cortisol makes you fat by decreasing metabolism, making you feel more hungry and increasing food cravings.

Here are some tips to lose weight during sleep.


Keep Yourself A Bit Cold

If you stay a bit cold during sleep. Your body will require more energy to keep you warm. This will burn more calories while you sleep and result in weight loss. So don't cover yourself with too many quilts or blankets during winters.


Sleep In Dark With Lights Off

Melatonin is a hormone which is linked with better sleep and weight loss. This hormone works well if you sleep better and in dark this hormone is produced more by the body. So sleep in dark room to lose weight.


Avoid Salty Foods

You should avoid eating any food which contains more salt such as Chinese food, salty snacks etc especially at night. The salt in your body holds water inside which leads to swelling in hands, feet and even face. This will make you look obese in the morning as you can't flesh the salt out from your body during sleep.


Avoid Arguments

If is human to get into arguments at any odd times. However, avoid arguments dueing night as this will ruin your sleep as you will be mentally disturbed. This causes release of stress hormone cortisol and it gets enough time to make you fat during night. However, if something is in your mind, clear your doubts and go to sleep.


Prepare Dinner Yourself

If you are into the habit of ordering your dinner from outside then you must stop it especially when your eat during night. Outside food contains more calories than your home made food. This leads to weight gain and that too when you know the fact that your dinner should be light.


Bedtime Work Out

Go for an evening walk after dinner, do some cycling or dancing after dinner. This will make you sleep better. When you have a sound sleep your body burns fat well and you stray losing weight.


Have Fibrous Dinner!

Have foods rich in fibres such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains etc in your dinner meals. This will make you feel full and you will avoid over eating. Also the fibres will get time during sleep to work in a better way for weight loss as you ingest no other food later.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 17, 2015, 9:58 [IST]
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