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Why Snoozing is Important for Losing

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  • As a former night shift worker (12hr shifts) and raising a family, I know how bad this can get. Being retired, the biorhythm take a very long time to reset to normal!
  • Im working on it..
  • BILLTHOMSON
    Checked my records and it seems as if I loose less weight if I get less sleep.
  • If I am up in the middle of the night, I want to eat. Mostly brain hunger, but my body also thinks it is time to get first fuel for the day.
  • Great observations
  • Trinkerbon- I also got a CPAP machine about 4 months ago. I went from sleeping 3-4 hours each night to 7-8 hours now. What a difference it has made in my life. No more falling asleep at 3 in the afternoon and I go for a 2 mile walk almost every day.
  • LADY_CASCADIA
    It's a good thing I can nap!
  • Sleep is important. I leave time for it, but it doesn't happen!
  • I actually had a conversation about this today at lunch. I haven't had enough sleep since school started up again, and I was noticeably more hungry the days after getting too little sleep, even with the exact same breakfast and activity level. On that note...it's time for bed!
  • CAVCOLONEL
    We have really been studying this in the military, Some findings: wine is NOT good to drink within an hour or two of going to bed, contrary to popular opinion. And ice tea or other heavy caffeinated drinks result in caffein being retained in the body for up to 12 hours, so slow down or stop those drinks after lunchtime. Both those are hard for me...I love iced tea all day, and I love a glass of wine late at night. We have also found screens (TV and Computer Monitors) emit rays that cause you to have a hard time sleeping, so get them out of the bedroom or turn them off well before going to sleep. Just some initial findings that match others findings.
  • TRIKERBON
    I totally agree with this article because up until 10 months ago I was only getting about 2 1/2 hours of sleep a night because of a severe case of sleep apena! During the testing they discovered I quit breathing 114 times in a hour which was affecting my sleep and my heart.

    Everyday I would stumble through the day in a fog and I could never seem to get enough to eat, I was always hungry even shortly after I ate! I just kept packing on the pounds. I was so exhausted that it was hard to exercise because of the lack of energy. When I got my CPAP machine and I started sleeping the whole night and getting the rest my body needed, I no longer ate constantly and had more energy to exercise.

    Since that time I have lost 31 pounds and I am still going strong. Even though weight loss is never easy it has become so much easier now that I am getting enough sleep!
  • I'd definitely attest to this. I know I am always much hungrier (or so I think) if I haven't gotten enough sleep. So I always try to get my 7-8 hours of sleep every night which seems to be the perfect amount for me!
  • LYNDAP6
    I find that I do snack more when tired. I try to get eight hours a night, but find it easier to do in the winter, when nights are ling and I don't do very much outside.
  • FAUSTO1636
    I try to go to bed nearly the same time every night. No matter what time I go to bed I usually fall asleep fairly easily but I wake up around 4:30 a.m. and I cannot go back to sleep.

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