Who would of ever thought that skimping out on sleep could not only the culprit for why you you can't keep your eyes open at work but also why you're not losing those annoying last few pounds? Well, summer's right around the corner and we don't have time for that so here's what you need to know:
According to leading neuroscientist and sleep specialist, MATTHEW WALKER, people who get less than 5 hours of sleep a night gain 1-2 pounds per week. I don't know about you but I'm all for snoozing my alarm a little longer and blaming it on my #beachbodgoals.
In a study, people who sleep less are more likely to also skimp on breakfast, but overload on snacks throughout the day. When sleep patterns were shifted though the extra weight shed right off.
Sleep deprivation also appears to mess with your body's effective control for regulating blood sugar and decreases your satiety-signaling hormone, leptin.
In a nutshell, don't feel bad about catching a few more Z's at night, it could actually be doing more good than harm.