Here’s How Sleep Helps You Lose Weight
March 11, 2019 9:19AM CDT
When you think of losing weight, you think of your diet and exercise plan, right? Did you know that you also need to factor in your sleep plan? Sleeping can help prevent overeating AND help you burn calories (while you sleep!).
How many calories you burn in your sleep varies, from person to person. The more you exercise, and the more muscle you build, will also contribute to how much weight you lose, while you are sleeping.
Lack of sleep makes it challenging for your body to recover from exercise, or to lose weight, because it decreases growth hormones and increases the stress hormone, cortisol.