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How to stimulate weight loss while sleeping

The last meal of the day, the darkness and the temperature of the bedroom, as well as the time spent sleeping, have an influence on metabolism and digestion. By controlling these factors, you can help your body stay in shape.

Do you dream of losing weight without making any effort? Here’s how to help the body burn some extra calories while you sleep.

The meal

If you consume a large meal shortly before going to bed, your body will need a lot of time to digest it . At the time of the deep sleep phase, the brain releases a growth hormone. By eating late at night, this hormone will store food in the digestive system as fat instead of fuel . The same goes for alcohol  : consumed shortly before bedtime, the body will work to metabolize it during sleep, which prevents it from reaching the phase of deep sleep. A glass of wine at dinner is perfectly acceptable, but it is best to stop drinking alcohol for three hours before going to bed .


If you sleep in a room exposed to outdoor light, consider installing curtains or blackout blinds . Also turn off all the lights in standby as well as the screens that emit a blue light (smartphone, television, tablet). According to a study quoted by Reader’s digest , when we are in total darkness, the body produces the hormone melatonin that helps us sleep better and burn calories.


The body works more to maintain a high body temperature, and thus burns energy, when the bedroom is cool . Decreasing the thermostat by one or two degrees can help you burn up to 100 extra calories in 24 hours of sleep. Another tip: sleeping naked . This technique also reduces the temperature of the body, and therefore to work during the night.

Rest time

A new series or a very busy book prevents you from sleeping seven to eight hours a night? Think of the benefits of a long night’s sleep. The resting energy expenditure of those who sleep an entire night is 5% higher than those who do not sleep enough . Research has shown that lack of sleep makes fat cells less sensitive to insulin . And this metabolic change is linked to obesity

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