Sleep and Weight Loss

Ever find that even when you eat less and exercise regularly, you still canʻt get rid of that excess fat?  There could be a number of contributing factors, but one thing you may want to try thatʻs fairly easy is getting more sleep.  Studies show that lack of sleep can possibly contribute to difficulty in losing weight and worse, gaining more!

For myself, I know that if Iʻm sleep deprived, I tend have less will power, and I canʻt control my cravings.  Also, after a restless night and a full day of work, I feel like I need to take a nap, and then Iʻm too lazy to go to the gym or if I do push myself and go, I donʻt have the same strength and focus as usual.

What I didnʻt know is that ongoing sleep deprivation could result in insulin resistance (which results in fat storage).  Additionally, deep sleep is where you produce growth hormone, and not enough of it may cause loss of muscle.  Yuck!  All that lifting weights for nothing! (lol)

Luckily, we have Snooze!  Snooze is one of the micromists from Tavala, and it provides a little burst of melatonin via a delivery system that sends it straight to your bloodstream.  Within a few minutes youʻre….ZzzZzz.
Tavala Snooze MicromistTavala Snooze Flyer

Here are some tips that may help you to fall asleep:

  • Donʻt drink caffeine 6 hours before bedtime
  • Donʻt drink too much liquid right before bedtime
  • Turn your TV, phone and computer off
  • Sleep in a dark room
  • Spray some lavender on your pillow and sheets (I also have rose oil next to my bed)
  • Take a cold shower before sleeping
  • Take your SNOOZE!

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