Published On: Mon, Nov 27th, 2017

Nectar Sleep Reviews the Link between Sleep, Weight, and Health

The autumn season is a busy one, and getting enough sleep every night becomes very difficult. However, it is vital that you try to get a good night’s rest. Not doing so has significant effects on your overall health, as well as one your weight. This is why, when Nectar Sleep reviews these links, it is important to pay attention to their findings.

Nectar Sleep Reviews Sleep, Weight, and Health Links

Sleep deprivation, no matter how long for, significantly reduces levels of leptin. This is an important hormone that tells our brain that we are full. Naturally, it has other and more complex functions as well, but satiation is its main role. Leptin actually means “thin”, so if it isn’t working the way it should, you will stop being thin. A lot of people are surprised by how much of an effect a simple hormone can have on their overall weight!

There is also link between poor quality sleep and ghrelin levels. This is another important hormone that actually opposes leptin. Essentially, ghrelin tells our brain that we have to eat. Some people have compared the hormone to a “monster”, as it lowers our metabolic rate, increases our appetite, and even makes our bodies prefer fat to other types of food. Ghrelin is a very negative hormone, therefore, that has a significant impact on our weight and appetite. Hence, you must know how to keep it in check and not trigger an excess. If you eat foods that are high in fat, you will have higher ghrelin levels as well. Hence, make sure you don’t eat too much fat, be that saturated or unsaturated.

Melatonin levels are also reduced when you are sleep deprived. During sleep, the anti-inflammatory hormone melatonin is released by the brain, and this helps us to heal. Almost all, if not all, diseases are caused by inflammation. Hence, if you don’t sleep properly, you won’t be able to be healthy either. Not just that, however, but you can also release higher levels of chemicals that cause inflammation if you don’t sleep enough, while at the same time making you less responsive to insulin. This means you are at greater risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and various forms of cancer.

When you become insulin resistant, you will usually also start to put on weight. Some people believe obesity causes insulin resistance, but it can also be a case of insulin resistance causing obesity. This is because the skeletal muscle is the main site of resistance to insulin, which means glucose gets deposited as fats, rather than being transported to build muscle tissue. As a result, weight gain becomes inevitable.

It is hard to believe that all of that can be caused by lack of sleep, but the reality is that it can. Sleep is absolutely essential to our overall health and well-being and also to our weight maintenance. If you are not healthy, your body will not be able to stay the right weight either.

Author: Anwar Hossain

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