Your hormones are impacted by lack of sleep. They trick your brain into thinking you need more energy, so you eat more food.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 26, 2018
TONE Networks, an online resource for women, just added 28 brand new videos from The Sleep Ambassador®, Nancy Rothstein, MBA, director of CIRCADIAN® Corporate Sleep Programs. Rothstein addresses the importance of sleep, outlines habits to ensure a restful sleep and discusses why a good night’s sleep is vital for a healthy life.
For people who are struggling to lose weight or have gained weight, Nancy suggests it may be related to their sleep. “When you are sleep deprived, it can be very difficult to lose weight,” said Rothstein, “Your hormones ghrelin and leptin are impacted by lack of sleep. Ghrelin signals the brain that you are hungry when you -in fact - are not. Leptin tricks your brain into thinking you need more energy, so you eat more food. Think about it, have you ever noticed you crave carbohydrates when you’re tired? Proof you need more quality sleep.”
In her new videos on TONE Networks, Rothstein discusses how humans are designed for sleep. Sleep is not a luxury; it is a necessity for life. To get a great night sleep, she suggests these five tips:
1. Tune out technology an hour before sleep.
Tech devices emit blue spectrum light which impedes the flow of melatonin, the hormone which regulates the sleep/wake cycle. By texting, emailing, or watching a TV show, the brain is stimulated just when it needs to quiet down and transition to sound sleep.
2. Breathe through your nose vs. mouth 24/7 to support sleep and overall health.
Mouth breathing is not healthy for quality sleep and may be indicative of sleep disordered breathing, a condition which beckons medical assessment. If snoring is an issue, medical assessment may also be necessary.
3. Have a consistent bedtime and wake time.
Sticking to a consistent bedtime and wake time 7 days a week supports the circadian rhythm, the body’s natural body clock. The body clock loves consistency to support functioning at its best level.
4. Take a shower or bath as part of the bedtime routine.
In addition to having a calming effect, going to bed clean feels good and the increase in body temperature helps prepare for the reduction in body temperature as the a person progresses into deep sleep.
5. Don’t look at the clock during the night.
The brain is activated as it counts the hours of sleep remaining, often causing anxiety. Cover it or turn it around. It’s best not to use a cell phone as an alarm, especially if it’s bedside. If the phone is by the bed there is the temptation to check for texts and emails further awakening the brain when sleep beckons.
To learn more about sleep and how to improve your quality of it, these new videos can be viewed at TONE Networks.
TONE continues to dedicate time and resources to building a substantial library for their members which now contains more than 500 three to five-minute videos on topics ranging from professional development, career enhancement and work solutions, to nutrition, health, mind/body balance and finances.
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