Want an insider secret to help with weight loss?
Any one who wants to lose weight has to have a regular bed time and strive to get both enough sleep (quantity of sleep) and restorative sleep (quality of sleep). For a person to lose weight and keep it off, they must get enough rest. If they don’t get the needed rest, the body perceives it as a stress and shifts the metabolism to store fat. Sleep is a key ingredient for losing weight and keeping it off. Adults usually need 7 1/2 to 8 hours of sleep each night; younger children and teenagers need 10 – 10 1/2 hours sleep a night.
If missing sleep is a habit, for whatever reason, you have to fix it so you can get the sleep you need and deserve. Your weight does depend on this simple fact.
Short term memory is also impacted by sleep. Ask any parent of a newborn baby how well they remember things when they are deprived of sleep night after night!
Sleep can be elusive for some people, and doesn’t always go with having a stressful life. There are lab tests and other assessments that help identify the source of a chronic problem with sleep.