How Weight Loss Affects Sleep

How Weight Loss Affects Sleep

There’s an old saying, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Now there is a new report by sleep scientists in the UK that bares this out. A recent sleep study of over 2000 subjects showed that good sleepers lost more weight than their counterparts. They don’t specify that this should be sleep on a foam mattress, but you’re going to have to take our word for it: Nectar mattresses are the best quality beds for the best price that you’ll find. Bar none. No other direct to consumer bed company builds Hi Core Adaptive foam into their mattress. Premium adaptive foam is the single best inner layer for contouring a mattress to your pressure points. That’s a super comfy way to keep a trim look.

Weight loss and Sleep

The study used 1,615 adults and reported how long they slept and while keeping records of food intake. Participants had their blood samples and weight taken, and their waist measurement and blood pressure recorded. The researchers also took into account age, ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status. The results were surprising. Almost across the board, participants who got at least seven hours of sleep had a 3 centimeter smaller waistline. The study concluded that more time spent sleeping on a quality bed (we prefer foam mattresses from Nectar) led to the body producing more hormones that curb junk food consumption and promote the body’s metabolism. A stable metabolism leads to food being processed easier, and lessens the chance that the body will store those foods as fat. That’s a great benefit from just spending more time on foam mattresses.

Other Sleep Benefits

This is on the heels of another 2015 study. Scientists have found that sleeping at least seven hours leads to a decrease in HDL cholesterol. (HDL Cholesterol is the type that is most often associated with heart disease.) And while we know that all sleep was not created equal we do know that any time spent sleeping is not wasted. Sleep also regulates the body’s production of ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin is the hormone that produces the “hunger” feeling, while leptin produces the “satiated” feeling. When these are in balance, it is often easier to make smart decisions on what foods to eat, portion controls, and when to quit. So while that may be an old saying, it does ring true. So try sleeping more, especially on Nectar foam mattresses. It may make you wealthy (with all the savings), healthy (from the sleep) and it’s definitely already a wise decision. Good luck, and sweet dreams!.