The Sleep-Fat Connection

When we sleep there are a complex array of hormone interactions taking place that have a profound effect on our weight and ability to lose weight. Poor sleep hygiene( not enough, too much or interrupted) will make it more difficult to lose weight and even likely contribute to weight gain. So to be great, make it 8!!!

Be sure to manage your sleep environment.Plan your sleep cycle to get close to 8. In preparation to sleep do not use TV,computers or cell phones as the light ( blue range) will stimulate your brain to keep you awake. You may want some white noise in the background ( fan, wave machine) and be sure to keep the bedroom as cool as tolerable.

For you parents if your teenager wants to linger in bed for 10 hours of sleep……Let them they need it. Multiple hormones are at work here with teens needing more sleep time!