"The modern lifestyle of today, has created an exhausted, overworked, malnourished human beings out of most of us, and by malnourished, I’m not just speaking about undernourishment!! .
We wake up not fully rested, grumpy and grouchy, only to step out just to reach our destination...calculating how many hours of sleep we will get once we reach home! .
It is recommended to get 6-9 hours of sleep per night, but how many of us really hit this number? ▫️ What I have found interesting, is the fact that NOT sleeping enough for 4 consecutive nights in a row, drops insulin’s sensitivity by 30%! 😱
Lack of sleep is extremely harmful on your health, psyche and metabolism, 👉🏻because lack of sleep: .
1️⃣ Changes fat cells
2️⃣ Increases the risk for type 2 DM
3️⃣ Increases the feeling of hunger late at night ——↪️ which leads to obesity and weigh gain! 😐🤨
There are a couple important hormones at play in this scenario: Ghrelin (aka the hunger hormone) and Leptin (aka the fullness hormone). .
Lack of sleep, increases the production of Ghrelin/hunger hormone, and in response to that, your brain orders to eat satisfying foods such as bread, white rice, doughnuts, fried salty foods....and all of these processed foods are high in calories, sodium, and glycemic index...which could lead to a slower metabolism AND weight gain - which then increases your risk for type 2 DM. . ▫️
👉🏻 Various studies have confirmed that a lack of sleep, increases your appetite, but one that I particularly was interested in, focused on women (and most of my audience will be women). .
A prospective study on 68,183 women for a period of 16 years, concluded that sleeping for 5 hours or less per night resulted in an average weight gain of 1.14 kg vs. those women who slept 7 hours or more. 🙈 (study listed in my blog) .
So go ahead and sleep for 6-9 hours if possible 🛏
I will create another post on how to fall asleep naturally. So stay tuned. 😊♥️
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Via @thebeautyofhealthblog 💎