Did that get your attention? Good! Keep reading to learn more about how to help your body shed excess weight in a way you may not have thought of before.
Sleep is critical for the health of every single cell, organ, and system in the body. When we sleep, only basic life-supporting systems remain active so that the rest of the body can focus on healing and restoring.
Along with other factors, hunger hormone production is a major contributing cause to weight and waistline gain. Known as the “hunger hormones,” they are manufactured at night while you sleep.
It is responsible for giving us that sense of satiety, of feeling full. When circulating leptin levels are high, we don’t feel like eating because the appetite has been blunted.
In contrast, the hormone ghrelin is responsible for stimulating a strong sense of hunger.
Interestingly, when either of these hormones is out of balance in any way, you can feel hungry even when your body doesn’t require nourishment (true hunger). When both hormones are out of balance, weight gain is almost inevitable.
Studies have shown that just reducing sleep to 7 hours or less is enough to affect your weight adversely. Furthermore, a 6-year, 2011 Italian study of 1,597 male and female adults that for every additional hour of sleep less than the standard 8.5 hours, the incidence of obesity increased by 30%.
Our judgment and self-control falter as well when we’re sleep-deprived, so we tend to crave carbs and unhealthy snacks then, too. All this contributes to weight and waistline gain.
Snoring is a significant cause of sleep loss. When 45% of all Americans snore regularly, that means that almost half of the population in this country struggle with the many adverse effects of sleep deprivation, including weight gain.
Instead of leaving the job of making you turn over to your spouse when they’ve had enough of your snoring, there’s a much better solution. And depending on their patience level, it could be a much gentler one, too!
An anti-snore, pulse wristband is the perfect solution to your snoring problem. It will remain on the alert as you sleep, can distinguish loud snores from other sounds, and then sends a gentle, electronic pulse that prompts you to change your sleeping position.
The Sleep Connection Watch is programmable, so you control the amount of pulsing you need to make that adjustment, not enough to fully awaken you, but enough to encourage sufficient movement. Your jaw will realign as you change position, and the snoring will stop. Scientifically designed and technologically advanced, it is a brilliant, safe, and effective solution.
So yes, getting a full night’s sleep really can help you lose weight and control your appetite during the day.
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