Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep: Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood ...
Getting a better night’s sleep is one of the easiest ways to lose weight. And, impressively, it’s one of the most effective. Case in point: In one Annals of Internal Medicine study, dieters who got 8.5 hours of sleep per night lost twice as much fat as those who scraped by on 5.5 hours—even though they all cut the same number of calories each day.
As you might have guessed, how you get ready for bed has a huge impact on whether or not your sleep results in weight loss. And no, we aren’t going to tell you to shut off your cell phone or reserve your bed for “sleep and sex.” We're sure you already follow those rules of good sleep hygiene, right? (Wink, wink.)
Add these six habits to your bedtime routine, and you’ll make your weight-loss journey sooo much easier: