As 2018 comes to an end, many of us think about our expectations for the new year while reflecting on our past accomplishments and, perhaps, where we fell short.
Resolutions to improve our health are always top of mind — to lose weight, eat heathier and get more exercise. One resolution that might not be on your list, but should, is to get better sleep. Believe it or not, adequate sleep can help you achieve all the other resolutions.
Getting adequate sleep, 7-9 hours a night, is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Sleep helps the mind and body rest, repair and recharge. According to the American Sleep Association, 50-70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder and 35.3% of adults report getting less than 7 hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period.1
Sleep and lose weight
Just as your mind becomes groggy with lack of sleep, your metabolism does, too. Your body’s ability to utilize insulin doesn’t work as well and is unable to change sugar to energy. This is called insulin resistance, and your body ends up storing that sugar as fat. Recharging your metabolism is as easy as getting adequate sleep.
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Sleep and eat healthier
When you lack sleep, your brain isn’t as sharp as it can be which can increase your chance of making bad choices. You look for things that will make you feel better, like unhealthy food. You start craving it and once that habit starts, it’s hard to break.
Sleep and get more exercise
When you are overtired, you are more likely to skip exercising. Many people focus on practicing meditation and yoga to help them sleep better. What’s equally important is cultivating better habits that encourage quality sleep, like the following.
- switch to decaf drinks in the afternoon
- avoid alcohol before bedtime
- turn off electronics an hour before bed
- darken the room you sleep in
- reduce noise at bedtime
- don’t eat a large meal right before bedtime
- keep your sleep schedule consistent
- don’t go to bed unless you are tired
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body that regulates wakefulness, or the body’s circadian rhythm. As we age, our body produces less melatonin making our need for it even greater. Your circadian rhythm works best when you have regular sleep habits, but things like jet lag or daylight savings time can disrupt this. Supplementing the body’s supply of melatonin can help people who experience occasional sleeplessness sleep better.*
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Stick to the habits described above and add SleepTrim to your regimen and you’ll repair and recharge your body in no time.
Discovering the best version of yourself is probably the best resolution ever! Plus, you’ll be eating healthier foods, exercising more and losing weight.
Here’s to a great night’s sleep!