The Journal of the American Medical Association and The Lancet suggest that sleep loss may increase hunger and affect the body’s metabolism , which may make it more difficult to maintain or lose weight.
Sleep loss appears to do two things:
1. Makes you feel hungry even if you are full. Sleep loss has been shown to affect the secretion of cortisol, a hormone that regulates appetite. As a result, individuals who lose sleep may continue to feel hungry despite adequate food intake.
If you want to have a healthy running metabolism and proper hormone function, try to make sleep a priority. Regardless, if you are trying to build muscle or burn fat, getting a solid 6-9 hours of sleep per night will greatly affect your body composition, mood, performance and longevity. So make sure that during the Holidays you prioritize your sleep to stay on track, ask my about Nutropics and how they can help you with stress and sleep!