6 ways to lose weight when you sleep

What better way to lose some weight than catching some z's.

That is the time your muscles are rebuilding and your body is re-energizing so it is an important step in achieving your body goals.

So, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that while you sleep, you can also shed off some weight.

Here are six ways to lose weight when you sleep.

1.Sleep in total darkness

Turn off all the lights and cover all possible areas of your room that emit light in your room when you sleep. Your body reportedly produces a hormone known as melatonin that helps in the production of calorie burning brown fat.

2.Keep the electronic devices away

A short wavelength blue light emitted by tablets and smartphones can interrupt the production of melatonin thus leading to a disrupted metabolism.

Watching too much TV also leads to the emission of high levels of triglycerides which are associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes and lower adiponectin which is a protein involved in regulating glucose levels and fatty acid breakdown.

3.Get enough sleep

The average adult is supposed to get up to 7 hours of sleep every night. Sticking to a good sleeping routine helps in burning calories during the day.

4.Cut down on the booze

Stop drinking alcohol three hours before going to bed to allow your body enough time to metabolize the alcohol in the system.

5.Eat small dinners in the evening

Portion control is important before bed. Eat small dinners to ensure that your body has adequate time to metabolize the food faster.

6.Schedule workouts for mornings and afternoons

Avoid working out less than four hours before bed.

Source: Reader’s Digest

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