Is there a connection between sleep and weight loss? Staying up late to exercise? Beware: POOR SLEEP can sabotage your WEIGHT LOSS plan. When it comes to losing weight, most people focus on diet or exercise, but sleep is one of the best ways to lose weight.

How much sleep does an adult need?

About 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night is ideal, but many adults struggle to get 5 hours. This affects brain function, compromises the immune system and  hinders weight loss – it may even lead to unnecessary weight gain! How does sleep affect weight gain and weight loss?

1. Hormones:

Researchers know that hormones called leptin and ghrelin play a key role in weight gain and weight loss. The two hormones modulate appetite in a kind of “checks and balances” system. Leptin tells the brain when it is full and ghrelin tells the brain when it is hungry. When you are sleep deprived, your body makes more ghrelin hormone than leptin hormone, causing your appetite to increase. Maintain a good sleep schedule to keep your leptin and ghrelin hormones in balance and your appetite regular.

2. Energy Boost

When a person is sleep deprived, they crave simple carbohydrates and sugar, for a quick energy boost. We all know the feeling of being fatigued and craving unhealthy junk food like candy, fast food or pizza. Beware: these unnecessary calories mays sneak up on you and lead to weight gain.

3. Dream Sleep:

REM/dream sleep  is one of the primary indicators of good quality sleep, as it is the sleep state  in which the brain is most active. This active state burns more calories than other stages of sleep, using glucose to fuel brain activity. The more REM sleep you get, the more calories you burn and the easier it will be to lose weight as you sleep.

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Don’t ignore the essential connection between sleep and weight loss and weight gain! Get your rest and improve the quality of your sleep with PILLO1 cervical pillow.  This life enhancing  cervical pillow has been described as “Heaven in a Box”.

About PILLO1:

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Dr. Hall
Dr. Ray Hall

Dr. Raymond Hall, the renowned DC, inventor, author, lecturer, television personality and sleep expert who has been honored by the International Association of Healthcare Providers as the "TOP CHIROPRACTOR IN CALIFORNIA" for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Dr Hall currently practices at Pacific Coast Sports Medicine in West Los Angeles and lives in Malibu, CA.