Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain

dreamstime_m_53145361Not getting an adequate amount of sleep can leave you feeling irritable and tired and increase your appetite for starchy, fatty and sugary foods. Losing out on sleep increases your levels of the stress hormone cortisol, making you more prone to weight gain. The more sleep-deprived you are, the higher the amount of stress and cortisol.

Between a full day of work, traffic, television and social media it is often difficult to turn off and relax. Unfortunately, the idea of getting a good night’s sleep is often met with sleep disorders and insomnia and more anxiety for not getting the desired rest.