It would be surprising for many of us to realise that we weigh the lightest in the morning. And did we think sleeping helps us gain weight! Several studies have confirmed weight loss during sleep but if you must see for yourself, weigh yourself before you go to sleep and compare it with your weight in the morning.
A study at the Universidad Federal Sao Paolo assessed 14 healthy men who were confined to a bed with a built-in scale for 16 hours. The subjects didn't urinate or defecate during the assessment period and were found to have lost 2 pounds (1.9 grams per minute) over eight hours of sleep for a week. Moreover, men lost 0.6 g per minute even when they were resting awake in bed.
Unlike what is commonly presumed, researchers at the University of Chicago and Stanford University have linked sleep deprivation to increase in weight. The first study examined levels of leptin and ghrelin in 12 healthy men along with their appetite levels. It was found that while sleep deprivation triggered weight gain, normal sleep pattern ensured that weight of subjects remained same.
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As long as you maintain a sleep schedule, you will be able to see noticeable difference in your body weight by the end of each week.
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