Reasons Why Bad Sleep Leads to Weight Gain!

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If you do not have food for a day, you could be normal the following day, but if you don't sleep for a day, it can have an effect on your body for about a week. You tend to feel tired too often, drowsy and it further affects your daily activities as well.

Hence having adequate and a good night's sleep is extremely important for a healthy living. One among the worst effects of bad sleep is weight gain. For sure many would have noticed and faced this problem.

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In order to shed that extra weight, one might take up several measures - workouts, non-stop exercise, dieting, but all these steps fail to reap the desired results. Hence, it is always better to know the exact cause and then work towards it.

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A good night's sleep is essential not just for repairing and proper functioning of the brain but it is equally important for the entire body and maintaining one's weight as well.

There are several reasons for weight gain. Here is a list of reasons how bad sleep leads to weight gain. Take a look.


1. Eating Dinner Late:

There should be atleast two hours of gap between your dinner and your sleep. This helps in proper digestion of the meal and helps you to sleep well. You should not hit the bed as soon as you finish your dinner as this will not let you sleep well and lead to excess weight gain.


2. Exercise Late At Night:

Heavy exercise late at night affects your sleep and it also leads to weight gain. It increases the body temperature and leads to hormonal imbalance. However, light exercises can be done.


3. Sleeping Late At Night:

Sleeping late everyday affects your quality of sleep and causes hormonal imbalance and this will lead to an increase in the body weight. Several studies have shown that those who go to sleep by 11.00 pm remain healthy.


4. Sleeping With Lights On:

Sleeping with lights on affects the quality of sleep and leads one to put on weight. This is caused due to certain biological factors.


5. Clothes Affect Sleep:

Clothes also affect one's quality of sleep. If you wear uncomfortable tight clothes it disturbs your sleep which further leads to weight gain.


6. Room Temperature:

When you sleep the body releases fat burning hormones. If the room is too warm, it affects your sleep as the body cannot cool down and this affects the fat burning process and thus one tends to put on weight.


7. Lack Of Sleep:

A healthy adult requires a minimum of 7 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep leads to an increase in the hunger hormone and one ends up eating more. This leads one to put on weight.

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Story first published: Friday, November 4, 2016, 10:30 [IST]
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