Insufficient sleep for our body can negatively affect both our daily activities and our bodily functions. Did you know that among these negative effects are a slowdown in metabolism and weight gain? A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women who slept less than 4 hours ate 300 more calories. As a result of this and many similar studies and experiments, weight gain can be observed with inadequate sleep intake. When we don’t sleep enough, the level of the hormone leptin, which sends the satiety signal, drops. Low levels of the hormone leptin are known to create the need to eat more by sending a signal to our brain to eat, even when our bodies don’t need more calories. At the same time, insufficient sleep shows a high level of hunger hormone, which increases appetite.
In situations that cause stress, such as insomnia, our body produces the hormone cortisol, which increases appetite. If we sleep little, we may not be able to manage our stress properly with elevated cortisol, which can directly affect our mood. Emotional hunger, which we hear a lot about and are now working on, progresses insidiously in individuals without realizing it. It is seen that among the effects that directly cause this insidious factor, there are factors such as sleep taken at the wrong hours and less sleep. This situation can cause such reasons as binge eating at certain hours, excessive intake of carbohydrates without realizing when there is a change in hearing.
As we all know, the result of all these attacks can lead to obesity, regional lubrication, reduced body image, decreased appetite and taste perception. Since emotional binge eating tends to come on late, stopping food consumption after a certain amount of time can prevent binge eating. In this case, it is very important what time we sleep. In order to regulate metabolism and hormones and function properly, the individual must sleep between 11 pm and 2 am. Sleeping at the wrong hours can cause malnutrition attacks.
As a result, insufficient sleep intake disrupts the hormonal balance in our body and forces us to eat constantly, and as a result, obesity, the disease of our age, can be said goodbye.