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Is lack of sleep linked to weight gain?

Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to shift those pounds? You might be surprised to learn that your sleep habits could be playing a bigger role in your weight gain than you ever imagined.

Research has shown that there is a direct link between sleep and weight gain. 

According to a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, people who sleep less than six hours per night have a higher likelihood of becoming overweight or obese. Another study found that people who slept less than seven hours per night had a 26% greater risk of becoming obese compared to those who slept between seven and nine hours per night.

Sleep less, weigh more?

Do any of these sentences ring true after a rubbish night's sleep?

"I slept so badly, I just don't feel like exercising today"

"I hardly got any sleep - I was going to eat healthily but I need coffee and biscuits to get me through the day"

"I'm so tired, my to-do list can wait... I need a sofa day"

"I only feel like eating comfort food, I'm just so tired"

The science behind it

When we don't get enough sleep, our bodies produce more of the hormone ghrelin, which increases our appetite and makes us crave more food - it's otherwise known as the Hunger Hormone. At the same time, lack of sleep lowers the production of the hormone leptin, which is responsible for making us feel full. The result? We tend to eat more, especially unhealthy, high-calorie foods (think crisps, chocolate and cake) and gain weight as a result.

It all probably links back to our caveman days when we needed extra energy to keep alert to danger. However, in the 21st century, with calorie-rich food in abundance and minimal chance of getting attacked by beasts, this mentality can seriously backfire. 

The negative effects of bad sleep go far beyond just weight gain. Poor sleep habits can lead to decreased productivity, irritability, and a higher likelihood of getting sick.

The solution

So what can you do to combat this? As well as incorporating solid bedtime rituals such as mindful breathing techniques and relaxing stretching, the answer may lie in our natural supplement, Sleepee. Our unique formula contains a blend of natural ingredients that work together to promote better sleep, increase energy levels, and help manage weight.

One of the key benefits of Sleepee is that it boosts your body's melatonin levels, a hormone naturally produced by the body that regulates sleep cycles. By boosting your melatonin, you can help regulate your sleep patterns, leading to better quality sleep and increased energy levels during the day. You'll be far less likely to reach for those Hobnobs are much more inclined to make healthier choices. 

Sleepee's 11 natural ingredients, including magnesium, montmorency cherry, zinc and vitamin B6, work together to promote better sleep and overall health.

So if you're struggling to lose weight or find yourself feeling tired and irritable throughout the day, consider giving Sleepee a try. With our all-natural formula, you can reap the benefits of better sleep and improved health, from increased productivity at work to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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