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Do you need more sleep?

I’m sure you have read that you need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Do you get enough?

There are a lot of reasons, and we will explore some of the ways to get more sleep over the next few days.

Why Is Sleep So Important

Studies have shown that people between the ages of 32 and 49 who get less than 7 hours of sleep each night are significantly more likely to be obese.

While you are sleeping your body makes more of some hormones. It affects hormones that control hunger — leptin and ghrelin — and that can lead to increased feelings of hunger and caloric intake.

There is a strong relationship between lack of, or disrupted sleep and depression. It can be an effect of depression as well as contribute to the cause of depression.

Lack of sleep, or a depressed mood, strongly affects a desire to workout.

Between lack of desire to participate in activity that burns calories and strengthens your body, combined with lack of desire, or energy needed, to workout, I hope you can see why it is so important to get a full nights rest. 7+ hours.

What if I Have Trouble Sleeping?

Over the next few days we will give you some tips and tricks to getting more sleep each night. We hope you will share with us if they are helpful!

Until then… night night!

Coach Jennifer

ps When you are ready to break the cycle you are in, let’s have a phone call. We will see how we can help!

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