There is a strong relationship between sleep and weight loss. Adequate sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy weight, and lack of sleep can lead to weight gain.
When a person is sleep deprived, their body releases increased levels of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite and increases cravings for high-calorie foods. At the same time, the body releases decreased levels of the hormone leptin, which regulates satiety and tells the brain when to stop eating. This hormonal imbalance caused by lack of sleep can lead to overeating and weight gain.
Additionally, lack of sleep can also lead to decreased physical activity and energy, making it harder to stick to a regular exercise routine. Furthermore, when people are sleep-deprived, they tend to make less healthy food choices and are more likely to reach for junk food.
On the other hand, getting enough sleep each night can help to regulate hormones, control appetite and improve overall energy levels, which can make it easier to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, leading to weight loss.
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