The answer is yes.
You know you need to get between 6-8 hours of sleep per night as an adult and most kids and teens need 8 to 12 hours per night. But why is sleep important? There are so many reasons but lets focus on weight loss. When we sleep our bodies regenerate and replenish from the day. Also, when we don’t get enough sleep we can be irritable, tired, moody, unable to focus and physically in pain. The result; we may eat more to try and feel better. This is documented by research.
Case study: I met with my health coaching client, Susan, recently, who tracks all of her food, workouts and sleep patterns. She noticed when she doesn’t get enough sleep, she doesn’t lose weight. It happened twice in one week. That’s an eye opener. So, she can be doing everything else right, but if she’s not sleeping enough she is sabotaging yourself. She’s lost over 70lbs and she will make sure she gets enough sleep to continue her journey.
Start by trying to get just 1 hour more per night, don’t watch TV in bed and avoid caffeine after 2pm. Nighty Night