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Sleep Your Way To A Better Health!

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Let us start with a story, and see if you can relate…

“It all started back in college. I was studying-working-and staying up late watching Netflix! My jam-packed schedule during the day did not leave any room for entertainment, so I started (unknowingly of course) sacrificing a few hours of sleep to watch TV. Few hours turned into few more hours and in no time I was staying up ALL night doing the “TV series marathon!” I remember finishing an entire season of Prison Break in just two nights and I was loving it!!… but now that I look back, this was the period when I started putting on weight. Not a lot, it started with my favorite jeans feeling tighter, then the gradual increase in the bra size, then top sizes increased too. My skin was breaking out like never before, and… this is kind of embarrassing to admit, but I started noticing dark hair on my chin… I think that was when my weight and hormonal struggles started. It all started when I chose to forsake my sleep …

Sounds familiar?

 

Or maybe not! Maybe it is your newborn that is keeping you up. Maybe it is the workload and the stress. Maybe it is partying till late. Or perhaps it is just your life now. But you can not seem to get more than 5 hours of sleep each night and you are facing one or more of these symptoms-

  • Increased weight, especially in the abdominal area
  • lack of energy/lethargy
  • hormonal issues
  • insulin resistance
  • weakened immune system
  • thyroid issues
  • trouble concentrating on any given task

If the above scenario concerns you, we have handpicked some of the top-notch health reads that you might benefit from.


Want To Eat Healthier? Start in the bedroom, study finds.

This one described a recent study where participants were able to decrease their refined carb and calorie intake just by sleeping in for 90 more minutes…



10 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important

This one goes in depth on how sleep affects your weight, exercise potential, and productivity etc…



7 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

More light shed on how exactly does sleep deprivation triggers the weight gain. Great insights on how to sleep your weight off…



Less sleep and its effects on Blood sugar levels.

Talks about how lack of sleep can affect your blood sugar control…



So that was our curated resource list on Sleep and Health. See you next time 🙂

ps: There are gadgets available that can help you track duration as well as the quality of the sleep. Check out FiTT@DawaiBoxhere you not only get to track your activities (steps, distance, sleep and calories burnt) but also get complimentary health assessment and diet consultation with our expert dietitians.

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