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The Importance of Sleep for Weight Loss and Health

You have heard that getting enough sleep is important for maintaining a healthy weight. But did you know that there's a strong link between sleep and blood sugar levels?

  • When you don’t get enough sleep, your body makes more of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that can lead to increased hunger and higher blood glucose.
  • Lack of sleep can disrupt your body’s metabolism, making it harder to lose weight.
  • Getting enough sleep (seven to eight hours per night) is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle overall. When you’re well-rested, you have more energy to exercise and eat right. So, make sure to get your ZZZs!

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