Medical researchers now believe there is a link between not having enough sleep and putting on weight.
It seems the body responds to being deprive of its proper rest by craving more fuel, and, when someone does not get enough sleep, when the level of activity and the amount of calories is constant, the body says – I need more food – And this may lead to overeating and potentially obesity in the long term.
When you’re sleep-deprived, you want to go for an empty calorie energy boost and usually those are carbohydrates that are very low in nutrients, and very high in calories.
Not sleeping enough seems to be associated with metabolic changes that can lead to overeating and obesity, so in sleep restriction studies, subjects tended to have metabolic changes and alterations of glucose metabolism that might lead to their becoming obese in the future.
Sleeping too little seems to adversely affect glucose levels in the body, so that glucose levels are higher and people are more glucose resistant, meaning they are also more prone to diabetes if they sleep less. Habitual sleep restriction could play a very important role in increasing risk for diabetes later in life, especially if maintained over many years and decades, much like a sedentary lifestyle or poor eating habits. It’s not something that catches up with you in weeks, but it’s something that over decades, can shorten your life.
The body sees sleep deprivation as a state of stress; cortisol is the stress hormone. Cortisol causes, in turn, the release of insulin and insulin is a storage hormone that promotes fat storage.
There is plenty of research to show that sleeping at least seven hours a night and getting good quality rest will improve your metabolic function relating to glucose levels and body weight. Getting a good sleep overnight also makes you feel better.
Sleep is a sign of a balanced lifestyle, including exercise and diet. And it’s important to get proper sleep over sufficient hours as part of a balanced lifestyle that promotes good health.
One method of encouraging weight loss, and good sleeping patterns, is hypnosis. Either by sessions with professional hypno-therapists, or by listening to recorded session in your own home, you can ensure that your whole mind, both the conscious and subconscious, is united in the desire to achieve your ideal weight.
Hypnosis is a pleasant experience and if you have ever day dreamed you have been in a state of hypnosis.
Hypnotism opens the gates for direct communication to your subconscious mind, and, if you are seeking a good weight loss program, hypnotism could be an important part of it.