“Hormones appear to be the link between sleep deprivation and weight gain. Loss of sleep increases your body’s production of the hormone Ghrelin, which stimulates hunger. Lack of sleep also also decreases the levels of the hormone Leptin, which signals your brain when your body doesn’t require any more food.” – BetterSleepBetterLife.com
Resolve, right now, to get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. When we get the appropriate amount of sleep our muscles repair, our memory improves, our heart gets healthier, our chances of developing type 2 diabetes is reduced and we give our bodies the opportunity to perform optimally the next day.
When we decide to sleep by a certain time every night, we become more productive and more efficient during the day; we know we need to get everything done by that time. Give it a try, you have nothing to lose, only so much to gain.