Counting Sheep Adds up to More Pounds

If you're not getting enough sleep, call the sleep specialists at Bon Secours Hospital for an appointment in our Sleep LabYou work out at least 30 minutes a day. You eat healthy, small portions. Why won’t the scale budge?

It could be your sleep habits.

Adults need an average of seven to eight hours every night. Lack of sleep not only makes you cranky but can trigger physical changes in your body.

Consider this: young healthy adults restricted to four hours of sleep per night had the same glucose and insulin levels of people with diabetes, according to a study at the University of Chicago.

So what do you do?

First, go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. As tempting as it is, sleeping in on the weekend will make it harder to get up the next morning. Try to wake up when the sun rises.

Experts also recommend avoiding alcohol and caffeine. Don’t smoke. And try to finish your daily exercise three hours before you go to bed. Your body needs time to cool down.

Relax before bed. Weight loss doesn’t have to be just a dream.

Rest better with Bon Secours Sleep Center

Speak Your Mind