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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sleep and Weight Loss

According to Science Daily, with eight hours of sleep, we burn more body fat - fifty percent more than those that don't get a good night of sleep.  There is more to a good night's slumber than just sleep.  Did you know your body burns fat as it sleeps?  Sure you did, but - did you know that you burn more by sleeping longer, at least the recommended eight hours a night?  The article goes on to break it down by how many hours and such, but the point is: sleep!

I have insomnia, and I am working it out with my doctor.  She'd kill me if she knew I was on the computer this late, or early, depending on how you look at it.  Why?  The back light of computers and phones are designed to keep us awake and alert.  A bad night's sleep can kill your weight loss.  However, it's the perfect time to write.  I'm stuck for tonight, but I can tell you one thing, I'll be watching my sleep even more closely now that the more I sleep the more weight I'll lose!


  1. I never sleep well but refuse to be drugged to get sleep since I am alone and no one here to help me if there's an emergency while I am "drugged" and can't think clearly enough to get out of a fire or some other that might happen

  2. I never thought about that. Have you tried Melatonin? It's all natural and does not have those bad side effects. Keep Lavender around - at least the scent. Sometimes that all helps me. :)