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Coach explains how lack of sleep affects weight loss

Coach explains how lack of sleep affects weight loss RBC-Ukraine collage
Author: Maria Kholina

Sleep deprivation negatively affects weight loss, as a person becomes hungry and is driven towards calorie-dense foods, according to coach Viktor Mandziak.

The expert explained that sleep deprivation increases fat storage in the abdomen. Additionally, with insufficient sleep, the body breaks down muscle tissue, converting muscle proteins into energy.

Rules to help you get enough sleep

  • Use the bedroom solely for sex and sleep. The bedroom should trigger a reflex reaction - falling asleep.
  • If you lie down and can't fall asleep within 15 minutes, get out of bed and do something else. When you feel tired, lie down again. If you can't sleep for 15 minutes, repeat the process.
  • If you haven't slept enough, don't nap in the morning or during the day. Endure until the evening, and then go to bed. Napping will disrupt your sleep schedule.
  • Avoid coffee and tea for 6 hours before bedtime. Caffeine interferes with falling asleep.
  • Don't exercise before bed, avoid emotional events before bed (positive ones too). Sleep is not compatible with excitement, it requires relaxation.
  • Go to bed at the same time every day, regardless of whether it's a weekday or a weekend.
  • Sleep in a cool room with a temperature of 18-19 degrees Celsius.