These bedtime hacks will help you lose weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 22, 2017

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  • Losing weight is quite a difficult task.
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Losing weight is already an uphill task. People have spent years to shed pounds and have reached nowhere. Yes, losing weight is not easy at all but what if we told you that you can now lose weight by sleeping? Yes, you read absolutely right. If you are spending hours in gym to burn those extra pounds to no avail, you might want to try sleeping instead after reading this.


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Yes, there are a few bedtime habits that we need to tweak to get rid of those extra pounds. Just follow these five habits to lose weight in your sleep.



Sleeping in complete darkness

Many people have the habit of sleeping with lights on, which is not bad but if you sleep in a complete darkness, it will help you to lose calories. Yes, if you turn off the screen light and turn off every light in your room, your body produces a hormone named melatonin that can make you feel sleepy and produce calorie-burning brown fat. Just turn each and every light off, make sure no outdoor light comes in your room. Use dark curtains and each day you lose some amount of calories.


[Read: Make small changes in lifestyle to lose weight]


A cup of tea

Being Indian, we are so in love with our cup of traditional chai. The traditional tea that we like is made with milk and sugar; there is no way you are losing weight with a cup of tea till in your daily diet. And the worst part is that some of us have the habit of having a tea with dinner, right before bed. Just swap your masala chai with a cup of green tea or chamomile tea. The antioxidants and certain relaxing agents in a tea will calm your nerves and will also help you sleep faster while help you lose those extra pounds.


[Read: Oranges: A tangy way to lose weight]


Sleep in a cold room

Try and keep the temperature of the room that you sleep in a bit colder. Turn on an air conditioner or maybe a cooler. The body burns fat and calorie to keep the body warm. And do remember to drink a glass of warm milk before bed to have a peaceful sleep.


Of course, this won’t be a very fast fat burning process but taking up all these habits can be an additional help when you are trying to lose weight. Workout with full force and these sleeping habits will help you alongside.



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