One of our rules for this challenge we have going on is getting 7+ hours of sleep per night. 

Why do we implement this as a rule for our challenges? 

The reason is because sleep & recovery are very important when it comes to weight loss. If your eating and exercise are on point but you still don’t feel or look the way you want, poor sleep may be to blame. 

Poor sleep can disrupt appetite regulation, cause you ton feel hungrier & can lead to increased calorie intake making us not look or feel the way went want to.  

Here are a few tips to get a good amount of sleep at night:

First and most importantly, limit electronics in the room or at bed time. Give yourself at least 30 minutes before bed time to have no screen time at all. Artificial lights interferes with our production of melatonin. Which helps us fall into a deep sleep and may help regulate metabolism. 

Eat a smaller dinner than our breakfast and lunch. Too much food can make it harder to fall asleep. A healthy dinner will fulfill you until morning time. 

Limit fluids & caffeine intake. Drinking too much liquid shortly before bed can result in waking up multiple times a night to use the restroom. 

Most people need minimum of 7 hours of sleep at night. If you’re getting less than that, work your way up slowly. Even adding 30 minutes of sleep can make a huge difference. 

Lack of sleep can affect a lot more than nutrition. It can affect our workouts by a lot as well as just functioning throughout the day. If you’re not getting enough sleep make sure to think about everything its affecting.