Turns out that your sleep habits can seriously affect your weight. If you’re making all the right decisions during the day, but making these common mistakes at night then you could be undoing all your good work!
Try to fast for the three hours before you go to sleep. Eating just before you hit the sack raises your insulin levels and causes your body to produce less melatonin. This means a restless sleep and inhibits your body’s ability to burn calories overnight.
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You may prefer exercising after work but make sure it isn’t too late in the evening. The release of hormones like dopamine and cortisol that are released through exercise raise your body temperature and can negatively effect your depth of sleep.
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Exposure to light
If your sleeping area is exposed to light, be this in the form of a phone or alarm clock, you could be ruining your sleep. Exposure to light spikes your level of cortisol, which has been linked to fat around the abdomen.
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Tight fitting clothes
If you sleep in a bra or tight clothing, you are not letting your body temperature drop. This means your body is not producing the optimal level of growth hormone and you aren’t burning calories whilst you sleep.
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