Fluffy pillows, soothing silky smooth warm sheets warped around your body as you sink into the soft yet cool gel memory foam mattress you just got on Christmas. Comfort and relaxation, could they be the culprit to burning your fat like a fire as you sleep at night?
Absolutely! Getting an essential amount of sleep (8 hours +) is a great way to cut calories. When a person is sleep deprived they are greatly affected in many ways.
Having a hard time sleeping at night?
No problem, because I am going to show you some amazing tricks that could help you recharge your batteries! I am going to share specific foods to help you sleep better. I will also show you the essential oils that help in weight loss. Also, teas that are proven to help.
You can burn more fat just by adjusting the thermostat! Sounds crazy right? I thought so too until I learned about the science behind it and I’m going to reveal all of that to you below because sharing is caring my brothers and sisters.
Insufficient Sleep Effects The Body Negatively
I know for me that I need at least 8 hours of sleep MINIMUM, or I will have zombie like side effects. Sleepy, dazed, unbalanced, anti-social, dazed, just an overall crappy feeling.
Nobody wants to feel this way, I know I don’t. The way we feel on the outside is almost equivalent to how our bodies are reacting on the inside as well. Just by not sleeping for a few days, things start to not function properly.
Your body will not produce insulin properly and insulin sensitivity is decreased by 25%. Normally fatty acids and lipids are extracted from the bloodstream by the good old fat cells, thus preventing that nasty fat storage that we don’t want.
Not sleeping enough can eventually make your body produce more insulin, thus storing this unwanted fat, in dangerous places such as the liver, and this is the reason why so many people develop diseases, such as diabetes.
This is just from poor sleeping habits alone! This is a way people start to become obese. You can prevent all this just by getting good sleep! It is that easy.
Specific Foods That Help You Sleep At Night
If your having trouble sleeping at night, I have a solution that may increase your chances of getting a nice, restful, 8-hour REM sleep. Eating the right foods, not just before going to bed, but through-out the entire day. Whole grain complex carbohydrates play an important role in your sleep so I definitely recommend you eat some kind of carbs in the day. two-four slices of whole grain bread will due.
When your body has no carbs, no serotonin exists to convert to melatonin. the serotonin comes from the carbs and the melatonin helps you sleep deeper to get that nice REM sleep that is so important to have. Meats are also important because they have a special amino acid called tryptophan which makes you tired. Not all meats have it but some are:
Not a good idea to be stuffed before going to bed. At the same time going to bed with your stomach yelling at you is not the smartest of ideas. Typically, give your stomach at least 2 hours before cuddling up with your partner and going to sleep. Plus, who wants to sleep next to someone who is constantly farting? Disgusting right?
Lower The Thermostat
Sleeping with the thermostat lowered and keeping the window open or the A.C on in the summer can help you burn fat. When your body is cold it burns fat to help keep you warm. Try sleeping in colder temperatures than you normally do. Doing this can activate brown fat which was designed in our bodies for survival.
A series of studies by the new England journal of medicine suggests that brown fat burns energy. It does this only if, the time spent in cold temperature, is in small intervals of time. (1) Saving some money in the winter time does not sound too bad, plus you get to burn more fat while doing so.
Essential Oils And Supplements That Aid Sleep
Many essential oils can help relax the body and mind. Lavender relieves anxiety and can put you into a nice deep sleep. Everyone is different so what works for one may not work for another. Keep this in mind. When ordering an oil I suggest buying a couple of different ones to see which works best for you. Here is a list of some oils that can help:
- Ylan Ylan
- Roman Chamomile
- CBD oil
Even putting some lavender on your pillow can help you get into a relaxed state. Click HERE to buy a pack of essential oils. It also includes an e-book that will explain the uses of each oil into great detail. All these oils have some of the same properties, they all soothe, calm and relax you, but with different scents. For example, roman chamonile has a flower aroma. Bergamot has a citrus fruit aroma. CBD oil, from hemp, is my absolute favorite. I don’t go one day without it. It helps with anxiety, going to bed at night, it can prevent cancer, and so many more beneficial properties.
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Tea’s And Other Beverages To Ensure Healthy zZzzZ’s
A beverage can contribute to the assistance of sleep? Yup it sure can! I know of quite a few teas that are good for this. I personally use this method myself and I can definitely notice a huge difference on my sleep performance and quality of sleep. These wonderful teas include:
Note: Green tea can be helpful for losing weight.
Are there smoothies to help in weight loss? If you drink a vegan protein smoothie/shake right before bedtime you would be quite amazed what it could do for you. Doing this will actually SUPER CHARGE your bodies fat burning, muscle building, capabilities during your 8-hour sleep cycle. WOW amazing right?
What Not To Drink Before Sleepy Time
I told you what to drink to ensure a better night’s rest, but what about the drinks to NOT drink and stay away from before hitting the sheets? This is an obvious one but I have to say it nonetheless. Coffee, undoubtedly! Drinking this before bed would not be the smartest thing to do, considering the fact that it has caffeine in it. It’s safe to say that any beverage that contains this chemical is a big NO. So that would include:
- Any soda really. (not only before bed time, I would never drink soda if I was trying to lose weight.)
Bringing It All Together
Bottom line is, if you don’t get the necessary sleep that your body requires, you will not be able to lose weight and in fact you could be putting on weight instead of taking it off. Even if you stick to your diet regimen, without sleep your body will store unwanted fat. You won’t have enough energy to take on normal daily tasks with efficiency, and you could hurt yourself. For example: falling asleep at the wheel would not be a good thing.
Make sure you follow my suggestions if you want to gain that perfect REM sleep we all know and love. Eat the right foods, drink the tea that helps you sleep, and use the essential oils i provided and I guarantee you will be able to fall asleep for at-least 8 hours straight.
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If you have any questions regarding anything from this article, or if you need help falling asleep comment below and I’ll be more than happy to help!
Thanks for reading and have a blessed day everybody!