Getting adequate, quality sleep is an important part of a healthy weight loss plan. Most importantly, research has shown that losing sleep while dieting can reduce the amount of weight lost and encourage overeating.
Here are six handy ways you can burn fat while you’re asleep.
Drink Herbal Tea before Sleep
So, a warm mug of chamomile tea or any herbal tea is perfect for relaxing you for bedtime. Chamomile has also been linked to improved glucose control and weight loss. Researchers have identified four compounds in chamomile that, taken together, can modulate carbohydrate digestion and sugar absorption.
Relax with breathing, meditation, or stretching
This awareness of your body helps you develop mindfulness, which has been shown to help promote better sleep. Stretching also offers potential physical benefits, helping to relieve muscle tension and prevent sleep-disrupting cramps. Just make sure to stick to gentle stretches.
Eat a small dinner
Conventional wisdom says that eating before bed causes weight gain because your metabolism slows down when you fall asleep. This causes any undigested calories to be stored as fat. Yet many health experts say that eating before bed is perfectly fine and may even improve sleep or weight loss.
Stay away from gadgets late at night
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you should stop using electronic devices, like your cellphone, at least 30 minutes before bedtime. You'll be impressed with how much more quickly you fall asleep and how much better you'll feel the next day. Put your phone away in another room.
Take a hot shower
Taking a hot shower before going to bed can help relieve tension and promote sound sleep. As per some studies, the heat from the shower increases your body temperature, which drops quickly when you step out of the shower. This relaxes your mind and body and helps you burn fat.
Get Enough Sleep
Aside from leaving you less time in the evenings to roam around the house and potentially snack, going to bed early can help ensure you get enough sleep. If you have a hard time falling or staying asleep, keep the room cool, dark and free of electronics.