Friday, May 6, 2011

How to Lose Weight While You Sleep

Most people when they think about weight loss, think of vigorous exercise and not being able to eat as much as what they would like. However, studies show that losing weight can be as easy as getting a good night’s sleep.

Sleep Suppresses Hunger

A good night’s sleep can help to suppress hunger, as sleep helps to create a hormone called leptin, which naturally reduces appetite and the need for food.

Lack of Sleep Increases Hunger

A lack of sleep not only reduces the production of leptin, but it also increases the production of grehlin, which is a hormone that increases hunger and appetite. According to studies this hunger is not just for any kind of food, but for high calorie carbohydrates, which are sure to put the extra weight on. Read More...