Could lack of sleep make us gain weight?

Little Steps To Health

Do you know that tired feeling from not enough sleep?  I do! 

My brain says, “ OK if you aren’t going to give me sleep then give me food!  I want carbs and caffeine”.

Can you relate?

Our
Great God wonderfully created our bodies to function best on 7 to 9 hours of
sleep per night.

Lack
of sleep eventually wrecks havoc with our hormones, our food choices, our
appetite and even when we eat.

Lack of sleep changes our hormone levels,  which affects how much we eat.

Did
you know we have hormones that are affected by lack of sleep which regulate
hunger and appetite?

Ghrelin
is the hormone that tells us we are hungry.
When we are sleep deprived we have more ghrelin.

Leptin is the hormone that suppresses our appetite.  When we are sleep deprived we have less leptin.

Too
much ghrelin makes us hungry and too…

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6 Comments

  1. I have probably averaged 3-5 hours of sleep per night since the 1980s. And I get tired during the day. But I walk a lot and that picks me up.

    I worked under a lot of stress: managing computer development teams of from 6 to 50+. I also commuted 150+ miles round trip, 5 to 7 days.

    I should therefore be an emotional andor physical wreck. And yet I am in excellent health; off most of my meds; and look and feel in my 50s even though I’m 77.

    Obviously the 7-9 hour rule has passed me by.

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