Yes, you read that title correctly – you can in fact, lose weight while you sleep. How? All you need to do is make a few simple adjustments to your daily lifestyle and you’ll be well on your way. Of course, you can further enhance the results with diet and exercise, but there are a few things you can do to lose weight while you sleep.
- Block Out Light: you probably already turn out the lights before you fall asleep, but blocking out natural light can help you burn calories, too. How? Your body produces melatonin when you’re in complete darkness and melatonin can aid in the production of calorie-burning brown fat.
- Eliminate Alcohol: you may have noticed you don’t sleep as well after a night out on the town. Why does this happen? Alcohol messes with your body’s ability to enter REM sleep where it burns the most calories. Try to stop drinking alcohol at least three hours before you fall asleep.
- Intermittent Fasting: you may have heard of the new intermittent fasting craze that surrounds the notion of consuming all of your calories within an 8-hour window. It allows your body to burn more fat for longer periods of time throughout the day and night.
- Sleep In The Cold: turning down the thermostat a few degrees before bed may cause your energy bills to rise a bit, but it could cause the pounds to fall. Your body works harder to raise its core temperature when you’re chilly, which is a great way to burn those calories.
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