Sleep more, weigh less

Sleeping more can help you lose weight. Really. No lie.

That doesn’t mean that you can just snooze your way to getting thin, you still have to do the work and burn the calories. But, getting enough sleep, typically 7 to 9 hours nightly, contributes to helping your body rebuild itself and get stronger. Research also shows links between altered levels of two hormones, Gherlin and Leptin. Gherlin creates feeling of hunger and Leptin tells you that you’re full. Lack of sleep elevates Gherlin, making you think you’re hungry, and depresses Leptin, making you think you’re not full.

So, set an earlier bedtime and you’ll be one step closer to your goal.

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