Slim in your sleep?
6 reasons to go straight to sleep
"Sandman, dear sandman..."
You don't need sand to fall asleep - you need melatonin. The sleep hormone is responsible for making you tired at night and easier to fall asleep. And why should we give melatonin aka the sandman the chance to accompany us to the land of dreams?
We'll give you 6 good reasons why you should go straight to sleep!
Reason #1: Sleep makes you pretty!
If you're well-rested, you not only feel perky, but you also look super fresh. Why? By losing up to half a liter of water, you weigh less and your skin is firmer the next morning. Sleep yourself pretty!
Reason #2: Sleep makes you healthy!
Sleep not only makes you beautiful, but also healthy! When it gets dark in the evening, your body releases the natural sleep hormone melatonin. Melatonin ensures a healthy day-night rhythm and makes it easy to fall asleep. A healthy sleep strengthens your immune system - nice!
Reason No. 3: Sleep makes you slim!
Did you know that you burn calories while sleeping? Sounds like a dream, but it's true! During the night, your body consumes between 50 and 60 calories per hour, depending on your body weight. And all you have to do is sleep enough. Goodbye flab!
By the way, there's also a nice side effect: after a restful night's sleep, you'll have less of a craving for carbohydrates.
Reason No. 4: Sleep makes you fit!
Sleep like a baby and wake up like toast popping out of the toaster. Sleep makes you more efficient and brings you to your highest energy level!
With just 7.5 hours of sleep a day, you'll be fully recharged and feel fitter. And the math works out: More energy equals more drive equals higher power metabolism and calorie consumption.
Reason #5: Sleep makes you productive!
By starting the day as fit as a fiddle, you not only manage to master your to-do list with ease, but also to throw your spring cleaning afterwards. The fact that you can simply be so relaxed in the fast lane is also thanks to melatonin, which keeps the stress hormone cortisol in check.
Reason #6: Sleep makes you happy!
Your body uses the night's rest to recharge its batteries.
So more rest time means you're beaming with the sun and infecting even the most tired faces with your good vibes the next morning!
P.S.: And you're closer to breakfast!
Sleep, Pretty, Sleep...