Sunday, July 24, 2011

You're getting sleepy......

Sleep. How much do you get? Hmmm, not sure that I'm consistant at all. I go through my ups and downs. Some nights a good 7-8 and others 5 or so. How important IS sleep anyway?

There are alot of studies that show sleep is very important for weight loss & maintaining your weight. When we don't get enough sleep there is a change in hormones that will actually trigger hunger. A new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says not enough sleep will also aid in slowing down our metabolism.

Well, I don't want either of those! I have a hard enough time keeping my weight where it is and I definitely can't seem to lose anymore so I'm thinking if sleep is what my body needs than I need to do my best at giving it that.

Do you struggle with getting enough sleep? Are you a night owl??

Be Blessed & Healthy!!


  1. I am a TOTAL night owl, and always have a hard time getting up in the mornings. Even when I get "enough" sleep, though, I'm still tired. I guess it just comes with the Mom-itory.

  2. I totally agree! I wonder sometime though if I am not consistant about the amount of sleep I'm getting on the nights I do get enough my body is craving it so much it doesn't want to wake up in the morning! My little girl gets up the SAME time every morning regardless of what time she went to bed. My boys sleep in now. Nice :)


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