6 Sleep Habits to Help You Lose Weight

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Getting adequate sleep can be as key for weight loss as making change to DIET and EXERCISE. The reason is that sleep is when the body rests, repairs, and gears up for a new day. Research suggests that most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep for the body to fully do this. Research also suggests that not getting this amount on a regular basis triggers hormonal and metabolic changes in the body — ones that can work against you when dieting. Luckily, I have a few sleep habits you can implement to help aid your weight loss efforts.

Don’t stress if you aren’t getting this amount every night. The goal is for 7 to 9 hours to be what you get most nights. Also, there are small habits you can implement during the day to make it easier to go to sleep, and maybe even more importantly, to encourage better quality shut-eye when you do sleep!

Recently, I shared 6 HABITS FOR BETTER SLEEP to help you a LOSE WEIGHT or just MAINTAIN WEIGHT in a recent article for Eating Well. Check it out here!

How many hours of sleep do you get most nights?

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