10 Tips for Sleeping Your Way to Slim
Two of the biggest problems people face these days are how to lose weight and how to sleep better. What if you could kill two birds with one stone? Turns out there’s a number of ways that getting a good night sleep can help get into shape.
Both Roger Federer and Lebron James report getting around 12 hours sleep each night. Why? Sleeping is the stage that muscles recover more effectively, and becomes stronger than before. If you know that you’re not sleeping well or just getting the bare minimum, it might be time to up the zzzs. An article over on Huffington Post nicely details 10 tips for getting a quality night sleep, including what you should before bed, and more:
- TIP 3: Use the hour before bed for less stimulating activities (turn off the TV, iPad, and phones). You can also use glasses or an app on your computer to block blue light if you have to be exposed to light at night.
- TIP 4: Lower the lights because they stimulate hormones that wake you up. Make sure that your bedroom is completely dark, as well as cool, clean, and quiet.
- TIP 5: Avoid caffeine, and large amounts of food (especially sugar and carbohydrates) within three hours of bedtime, both of which can disrupt sleep.
Nobody — and I do mean nobody — works as effectively after a poor night sleep than they do when they sleep well. It’s draining, unhealthy, and it can lead to other problems. The rest of the post has the other 7 tips, which I highly recommend reading in bed, as motivation to lose weight and feel good.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.