Many people want to reduce the excess fat of their body and own a slim waist. It is true that dieting and exercising plays an important role behind this. There is another important way in which you can keep your waist in shape and that is sleeping sufficiently at night. Many people tend to believe that oversleeping increases weight, how will it reduce fat? Let’s find out:
- You Eat Less : Sleep effects your hunger and thirst controlling hormones: Leptin and Ghrelin. When you do not get enough sleep, the amount of Leptin decreases and the amount of Ghrelin increases; so you end up eating too much without being aware of it yourself. In a recent research it was discovered that women do not sleep enough. Compared to others, they tend to gain 300 extra calories.
- It does not allow fat to build up : It may be weird, but it is true that over thinking and depression plays an important role behind fat build up in the waist. Sufficient sleep helps avoid both over thinking and depression.
- It Deactivates The Gene Responsible For Fat Build Up : Sometimes fat builds up in the body because of the presence of genes that instigate fat build-up. Research has shown that these genes are more active in people who sleep less than required at night.
- It Keeps You Lively : When you have a sound sleep at night, you do not get tired no matter how much you work out. And working out also allows sound sleep. This creates a health cycle that breaks down fat and keeps you fit and healthy. On the other hand, if you do not sleep sufficiently, you do not feel like working out, so you have to forget about reducing weight.