Get the Sleep Your Body Needs!

Sleep is so important to our lives, but unfortunately, most people are not getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night. According to the Mayo Clinic, research shows that people who sleep so little over many nights don’t perform as well on complex mental tasks as do people who get closer to seven hours of sleep a night.

Additionally, studies among adults also show that getting less or much more than seven hours of sleep a night is associated with a higher mortality rate. If you’re tired, you’re ultimately moody and may find it harder to stick to your weight loss regimen. And with no energy, exercising will be more of a daunting task!

Without proper sleep, days can become long and stressful—and meeting your weight loss goals can become more difficult. Make an effort to stick to a regular sleep schedule, even on weekends. It helps to avoid stress or worry, especially before bedtime. Avoid napping during the day and do something relaxing before you lie down at night.