The human body has been designed as such that there has to be a balance in all the activities of life. Any imbalance in this respect can lead to havoc in the form of cancers and ulcers, so we should be careful in satisfying the needs of our bodies. Sleep, for example, is the basic need of your body; your muscles get stressed up after the hectic routine of your life. They need adequate rest, which comes your way in the form of sleep. It gets your body to relax.
Another effect of sleep has been identified as weight loss, in the light of the research. If you do not get adequate sleep, you are more prone to be overweight. The reason being is the increased production of a hormone called ghrelin. This hormone controls the appetite, and the less you sleep, and the more your body will be in the production of this hormone. It will keep you feeling hungry after having your full meal. You feel you have an empty stomach and like to have more and more food. This will, in turn, add to your body weight. The logic has been proven through a series of experiments performed on volunteers who were injected with the hormone and they felt like eating more even after having complete meals.
You can encourage yourself to sleep more in a number of ways. Try to have a calm and dark environment at the time of your sleep. The tranquility of your room will lull you into a deep sleep more easily. You should attempt to sleep after almost 2 hours of having dinner. It will make your sleep uninterrupted as you will not need to go to restroom. In addition, I always feel it’s easier going to sleep after taking a bath. It soothes your body and you will feel sleepy easily. Alternatively, if you have a reading habit, you can take a book to bed and you feel sleepy after a while. Having a fixed time to go to sleep also serves you well as your body gets used to sleeping at the particular time. Your biological clock will automatically make you sleep without difficulty. These are some of the tips which, if followed, will allow you adequate rest.
Now you know the relation between sleep and weight loss. We should sleep for at least 7-8 hours everyday in order to give rest to our muscles and body.