The Weight Loss Potential of Sleep

Getting enough rest is crucial if you're trying to trim down. While dieting and exercising are often prioritized, sleep—which is essential for both physical and mental health—is frequently neglected during weight loss efforts.
But doctors have said that losing weight requires paying attention to how much time you spend sleeping at night. The quality of one's sleep has been linked to not just weight gain or obesity but also metabolic problems, as stated by Dr. Rahul Sharma, Additional Director, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Noida. Good sleep is essential for both mental and bodily well-being; sleep is our superpower. A healthy diet is associated with better sleep quality. Many issues, including metabolic abnormalities, extra weight, and obesity, may be exacerbated by not getting enough sleep. According to Dr. Sharma, "poor sleep quality is directly correlated with weight growth."
"It's hard to lose weight unless you get at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Water is lost as we exhale and perspire. If you're not getting enough sleep, you're eating more food than you need to. A recent research found that participants who slept for just four hours each night had about 10% more fat around their midsections. Dr. Renuka Dang, a dietitian at Global Rainbow Hospital in Agra, states that getting an adequate amount of sleep (between 7 and 9 hours) is crucial to one's health.People who don't get enough sleep "choose" high-calorie foods more often. Dr. Sharma explains that a high-calorie diet causes weariness and sluggish performance because "they overeat, and binge eat," which leads to weight gain.Lack of focus, inactivity, and energy reduces our ability to go about our daily lives and to get the most out of our workouts, all of which contribute to weight gain. Thus, he concludes, "sleep is associated with a healthy body weight." Ghrelin and leptin are neurochemicals that regulate our hunger. Insomnia increases the appetite hormone ghrelin, which has been linked to both weight gain and metabolic syndrome. However, the hormone leptin controls appetite and prevents overeating.Nuts, chamomile tea, and ginger tea are all great options for winding down before bed and getting a good night's sleep. Have dinner at least two hours before bedtime, and avoid junk food and coffee. Dry fruits, ginger and tulsi tea, cinnamon water, and chamomile tea are the healthiest meals to have before bed, according to Dr. Dang.

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