Sleep is one factor that I always take into account when someone wants weight loss, along with diet, nutritional deficients, hormone function, and detoxification.
✤✤✤ Here are 3 quick questions to check if sleep is a potential issue for your weight:
- Are you restless when you go to bed? Is your mind going over and over thoughts that keep you awake, do you toss and turn, or suffer with restless leg syndrome?
- Does it take you more than 15 minutes to drop into sleep?
- Do you wake several times through the night, specifically between 1:00 – 3:00am?
If you answer yes then this article is for you!
The Vital Stages of SLEEP
There are 5 stages of sleep, and you cycle through them 4 to 6 times every night.
If you are waking a few times throughout the night, you interrupt this cycle and may not be actually dropping into a deep sleep at all!
Stage 3 and 4 of our sleep cycle is where the hormones that aid appetite control and muscle growth are released. This is also the stage when the body is at it’s most restorative, so skipping this stage by interrupting the sleep cycle can have a big impact on your health.
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