As been taunted for ages, that the more you sleep the more chances that you’ll be end up as obese person or gain significant amount of weight! But how true it is? Most of the health experts in the field would speak in favor of sleep, advocating benefits of sleep and we also second those facts.
We are in general possessed with many presumptions that the more you sleep equals the more lazy, less active you be and prone to be overweight or obese. Though logically it might seem right but it isn’t! Following are some points that further illustrate those facts:
Metabolism: The common conception, lazy person means individual with low metabolic rate means more sleepy and the more you sleep causes weight gain. But with right set of metabolic rate one can even burn calories even while doing non-physically active activities, eliminating any chance of weight gain. And metabolism can be boosted with regular physical exercise and following proper diet. Sleep can only be treacherous if you have low metabolic rate.
Behind the curtains: Sleep renders more effects when you fall asleep! in one of conditions, if you are following a weight loss program, then sleep is beneficial to you in terms of repairing and restoring neurotransmitter system which improves neural connection between tissue cells and brain resulting better cognitive functions. In case of obese overweight person, brain also does the similar process and also helps you manage stress levels, which would benefits in managing medical complications.
Appetite: Appetite, especially uncontrolled one, is considered to be the most common reason why people get obese. And general presumptions say the more you sleep, the more you feel to eat. But the fact is it sleeps does influence appetite and essential it set in schedule and in controlled manner. And if you didn’t wish your overweight condition to get no further worse than opt for Metabolism boosting diet, by doctors or a dietician.
And about that myth, if sleeping increases your appetite then according to that logic, one should prefer to sleep more as it is the time he won’t anything. But unfortunately, at least we never heard of sleeping disorder like Sleep-Eating like Sleep walking or sleep talking.
In Absence of sleep: Even in general health conditions, like a healthy and fit person, lack of sleep can cause many complications. And in case of obese person, who have slow metabolism and less immunity, can make you prone to some serious health hazards, like heart conditions, hypertensions, cognitive alignments and in extreme cases some sleep disorders like sleep apnea, sleep walking, sleep talking, sleep paralysis and so on. And in case of overweight individual, it can also make neural and cognitive activities low and causing you to do even daily chores. Plus, it can make you your metabolism and immunity system weak, making you more prone to cause illness and disease.
What you should do!
And the right thing to do is, follow a precise sleeping time and follow that sleeping schedule regularly or better religiously. If you feel, factors like distractions or diet is causing hurdles in falling asleep then feel free to consult with your doctor. The bottom line should be, make every efforts to live and allure benefits of Active life.