750: Lack of Sleep is Making You Larger and Unhealthier, Let's fix that.

I went to the doctor for my annual checkup and he said everything was absolutely perfect except for my fasting blood sugar.  He said it was a little high but it would go back to the range it needed to be if I lost roughly ten pounds.  I was thinking I wanted to do the same thing, get leaner.  So I have been eating like a champ and have already lost 2 pounds.  The biggest reason I have been able to determine is sleeping at least 7 hours a night.  Today I am going to talk about exactly why that is and how to make sure you are getting what you need as well.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • The role Cortisol plays in weight gain and sleep deprivation
  • Which part of the brain is negatively impacted when you don't get enough sleep and how that makes you larger
  • 3 Ways to fix your sleep deprivation
  • How the hormones Leptin and Gherkin are impacted with lack of sleep.

Links from this episode:

How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain

The Hidden Ways Sleep Deprivation Leads to Weight Gain

A Society Without Sleep

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