Why is sleep important?
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Mood can also be affected. The way you feel while you're awake depends in part on what happens while you're sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.
How does my sleep schedule affect my weight loss?
Studies show that people who are sleep deprived tend to weigh more and have more trouble losing weight than those who get adequate rest, even when they follow the same diet. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body overproduces the hunger-causing hormones leptin and ghrelin, making you more susceptible to overeating while at the same time being less satisfied after.
Sleep disorders can occur for various reasons, including unusual working hours, changing time zones (jet lag), environmental changes, emotional tension, and stress. These factors often disrupt your circadian rhythm, and can be characterized by the following symptoms:
- digestive disorders
What is Social Jet Lag?
People who have different sleep patterns on the weekends than they do during the workweek may experience "social jet lag," and a new study shows this shift in sleep schedule is linked to obesity.
For every hour of social jet lag, the risk of being overweight or obese rises about 33%
Putting your body through these continuous transitions between sleeping patterns can negatively affect your body’s natural processes, overall health, mood, mental health, and productivity.
GoBe2 tells you the amount of sleep your body needs and recommends the optimal times to wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested, avoiding social jet-lag.
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