The amount and quality of sleep you’re not getting may be to blame for stalled weight loss, according to Canadian researchers. Fewer Americans are getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep than previous generations. The lack of restful sleep causes an increase in the release of appetite-stimulating hormones. You may be reaching for quick sugary food to help keep you awake.
Research is also looking at the use of technology before bed — ie your kindles, ipads, iphone, etc. The artificial light created may disrupt normal sleep patterns.
When attempting to lose weight, look at the quality of your sleep. You may want to consider adopting a regular bedtime schedule and relaxing bed time routine as well as avoiding the use of bright electronic devices in the hour prior to bed. Looking for more sleep solutions?