Why spend hours dieting or at the gym when you could be shedding those pounds while catching some Zzz’s? While it’s not exactly possible to lose weight overnight, there are different hacks and tips you can utilize in your own life to burn more fat while you sleep. Phone screens, bedtime, and other daily habits might be why your body is stubbornly holding on to weight. Here are all the ways you can make your body more efficient for weight loss.
1. Sleep More
It seems impossible that sleeping is the fastest route to weight loss, but a lack of sleep actually causes the body to produce less fullness hormones, while it produces more ghrelin, a hormone that promotes hunger. Being tired equals being hungry, so get that rest.
2. Sleep In Cooler Temperatures
Sleeping in a hot room lowers your ability to metabolize fat. When you turn down that thermostat (66 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal) you increase the ability to metabolize fat, and also increase the amount of calorie-burning fat in your body by a huge 42%. It will also make insulin sensitivity better, lowering risks of diabetes. Sleep naked to enhance these benefits!
3. Get Curtains
If the street light comes in through your window, you may want to invest in shades or curtains. After the sun sets, our bodies naturally produce melatonin, but both indoor lights and dim streetlights can slow the onset of melatonin being produces in our bodies. Tossing and turning from light might be what’s stopping you from shedding pounds.