Is sleep affecting your weight?

Sleep is very under-rated, particularly in our busy lifestyles.

Multiple studies show a connection between poor sleep and weight gain.  Sleep deprivation (getting less than 7 hours of good, continuous sleep) leads to:

  • poor glucose metabolism, leading to higher blood sugar levels (which increases the risk of diabetes)
  • hormone imbalances, particularly with your "satiety" hormone leptin
  • activation of our sympathetic nervous system ("fight or flight" system, associated with spikes in adrenaline)
  • decreased immunity, affecting your ability to fight off infections

Click here to read more about how sleep and weight are connected.