According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing. Yet millions of people don’t get enough and suffer from numerous sleep problems.
In fact, more than 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different types of sleep disorders! That’s a lot of sleep we’re missing out on!
Now here’s the thing… it’s not like all you have to do is sleep 12 hours a night and the weight will fall off. Instead, it’s what’s happening when you’re sleep-deprived that impacts your ability to drop the pounds.
Researchers have found that lack of sleep directly impacts your sensitivity to insulin, a hormone that helps control blood sugar. And, insulin insensitivity is directly linked to obesity.
Another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that when participants were sleep-deprived, you burn fewer calories!
And if that wasn’t enough, another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that participants who slept only 5.5 hours a night increased their nighttime snacking and chose high-carbohydrate snacks over healthier options.
To get a better, longer nights sleep, start implementing these 5 tips:
Article by Cynthia Pasquella. Reprinted with permission. To find out more about Cynthia and her amazing Hungry Hottie Cookbook, visit: www.hungryhottie.com/dranna
Cynthia Pasquella is known as The Transformational Nutritionist®. She is a clinical nutritionist, holistic life coach, media personality and best-selling author. She is the co-founder of SoCal Cleanse, an award winning cleansing and detoxification company, and the best-selling author of The Hungry Hottie Cookbook and PINK Method. She is a nutrition expert for The Doctors, The Dr. Phil Show, and The Today Show and has been featured in popular media outlets such as Access Hollywood, E! News Live, Harper’s Bazaar, Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine and Marie Claire.
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Do you get 7-9 hours of sleep each night? Or do you experience the dread of insomnia… tossing and turning? How can you improve your sleep?