As the most recent study shows, sleep deprivation can slow down your metabolism. Getting enough sleep will give you more energy throughout your day and help prevent weight-gain from stored up energy. (No physical activity necessary.) It is recommended to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
Sleep eight hours and still feel lethargic? Maybe you’re not getting enough uninterrupted sleep. Many people wake up several times throughout the night without even realizing it due to sleep apnea, snoring and stress.
It’s best not to eat anything at least a few hours before going to sleep. Certain foods (like dairy) before bed can even trigger nightmares. Also, watching TV before bed or leaving it on while you sleep prevents a good night’s rest. Need some noise to fall asleep? Try putting on some calming background music.
Getting enough sleep is the easiest way to keep your body healthy. It does not involve going to the gym, ditching your favorite foods or counting calories. It’s simple: call it an early night, rest your head, and start working your metabolism.