Think about it this way: If you are feeling sleepy at work, you may be tempted to go grab a cup of coffee or even several and certainly an accompanying doughnut for a quick shot of energy. Later once home you may skip the gym session you so desperately require and will probably pick up a takeaway on your way home to your family as you have no time at all to cook. When you eventually find yourself back in bed you are far too wound up to be able to sleep. It’s a very vicious cycle and eventually, this kind of sleep deprivation can have a serious affect on your waistline and health.

Most of the time it starts out innocently, when you are sleep deprived and are running low on energy, you automatically go for a packet of crisps or other comfort foods. Of course the immediate result is that you feel you can fight of this sleepiness. Think of sleep debt as like a credit card, if you keep accumulating credit card debt you will pay high-interest rates or your account will shut down until you pay it all off. If you accumulate too much sleep debt, your body will crash and shut down.

It’s not so much that if you sleep then you will certainly lose weight because that isn’t true, but if you’re sleep deprived then your metabolism will not function properly. So it is very important that you get the required amount of sleep you need if you want to be healthy.

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