How amazing it would be if you could lose weight while sleeping? Well, it is true. However, you might not lose kilos altogether, as it isn’t practically possible. There are several habits and tricks which you can put to use to aid weight loss. These tips will not just facilitate your weight loss process but will help you in continuing the process while you sleep. So, here are a few tips you can easily inculcate in your daily routine to lose weight while you sleep:
Tea Before Sleep
Drinking tea right before bedtime is said to induce sleep and relax your body. It is also said to fasten your metabolism which further helps in keeping the body weight under check. Teas such as chamomile, spearmint, and lavender are proven to be beneficial when drunk before bedtime. Chamomile tea is capable of flushing out toxins and aiding weight loss in the body.
A Bit Of Cardio
Any kind of physical exercise during the day is generally recommended for a healthy and fit body. It is also suggested that you do some cardio before bed, for roughly 15-20 minutes. When your body gets into the fat burning process it continues even after your exercise ends. Doing some cardio before bedtime helps induce a good night’s sleep and even helps facilitate the calorie-burning process.
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Stretching Before Bed
Practicing a few stretches before bedtime can help induce sleep quickly. Certain yoga poses have the capability of easing your anxiety and tension. The easiest stretch that can be done while sitting on the bed is forward bend. All you need to do is sit on the bed with your legs stretched forward. Now bend forward and touch your toes. Feel the stretch in your whole body and stay for 5-10 seconds. Now gently exhale and return back to the original position. Repeat this 4-5 times before sleeping.
Eating Light Dinner
It has rightly been said that breakfast like a king, lunch like a lord, and dine like a pauper. Your last meal of the day should be the lightest and should absolutely avoid fried and sugary food. When you eat a heavy meal, your body diverts the energy in digesting it, instead of recharging itself for the next day. Make sure you eat your dinner at least two hours before bedtime so that your body gets enough energy to recharge itself.
Shut Down Electronics
Switch off your television, laptops, and mobile phones at least 30-40 minutes before bed. The blue light emitted by these electronic devices interrupts the production of melatonin in the body, which is responsible for inducing sleep.
A study conducted by Northwestern University reported that blue light exposure before bedtime increases hunger and cravings. It also results in insulin resistance, which can lead to weight gain and can slow down the fat-burning power of the body.
Sleep In Pitch Darkness
Most of you might be having a night lamp which burns all night long. Though it helps in preventing the room from becoming pitch dark, the very same thing can conflict with your sleep. Several researchers have proved that even the slightest of light can slow down the melatonin production and fastens the production of brown fat. Thus, it is advisable to draw the curtains and switch off any light-emitting source for a good night’s sleep.
Bring Down Room Temperature
It is a fact that sleeping in a hot and humid room not only disturbs sleep but also causes irritation. Thus, sleeping with the room’s temperature down is recommended for a peaceful and fat-burning sleep.
According to a research study published in Diabetes magazine, those who slept with their room temperature at around 66 °F(19-20°C) for one month increased the amount of calorie-burning pace of their bodies by 42% and boosted their metabolism by 10%.
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