sleep school: snooze to LOSE {& that’s a good thing!}

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GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP {about 7 to 8 hrs a night} CAN STOP YOU GAINING WEIGHT…

Yep, research done by the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania revealed that if you’re sleep-restricted, you’ll gain more weight over time than those who were well rested!


The culprits behind sleep-deprived weight gain are believed to be leptin and ghrelin, two hormones that affect how full you feel. During normal sleep patterns, levels of leptin (an appetite suppressant) rise and levels of ghrelin (an appetite stimulant) fall. When you’re short on sleep, however, this delicate balance is disrupted; your body ends up producing less leptin and more ghrelin, making you feel hungrier than you would otherwise.

The trick to sleeping more and gaining less?  First of all, if you’re raiding the kitchen cupboards for a midnight snack to satiate your ghrelin-fueled hunger, reach for healthful cereal or crackers and skip the sweets. And when it comes to exercising, rework your schedule to accommodate morning or lunchtime workouts (according to the National Sleep Foundation, exercising two to three hours before bed can interfere with a good night’s rest). Exercise can range from simple stretches or lunchtime cardio to more intense workouts (walk or bike to and from work). As long as you get 30 to 40 minutes of exercise a day, you’ll not only sleep better at night—you’ll look and feel better, too!

{I’m thinking an early night is on the cards for tonight!!!}

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