How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Weight?

If you are unable to get a good night’s sleep, you are not alone. Sleep disorders are extremely common among adults today.

Most of us know that proper sleep is essential for optimal health and well being. Did you know that sleep deprivation can cause you to gain weight? Here is why:

Prolonged sleep deprivation can cause imbalances in your body and can take a toll on your hormones and metabolism.

Certain hormones are crucial for maintaining healthy weight; for example, insulin. Made by the pancreas, insulin is responsible for balancing your blood sugar. When you do not get enough sleep regularly, your body can build up a resistance to insulin’s efforts to move glucose into your cells. In other words, sleep deprivation can affect your body’s ability to manage blood sugar. Once the insulin levels are disturbed, the body tends to produce less of leptin – a hunger-regulating hormone.

The adipose cells create leptin. The hormone is released when a person feels full and needs to stop eating. If you produce less leptin in your body, you are more likely to overeat and gain weight.

In addition to this, your body will also start producing excessive amounts of ghrelin. Ghrelin is the hunger hormone. It is released when you are hungry and want to eat. But, an excessively high amount of ghrelin can increase your desire to eat more often.

In a nutshell, sleep deprivation can disrupt your blood sugar level, hormones and your hunger. Stress, fatigue and overeating due to sleep deprivation will cause you to put on extra pounds.

Myofunctional therapy for sleep disorders

Fortunately, myofunctional therapy can help you deal with sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea that is often linked to weight gain.

Myofunctional therapy is a natural, effective, safe therapy program that focuses on muscle disorders affecting your mouth and face.

With myofunctional therapy, you can strengthen your oral and throat muscles that have proven to be highly beneficial in improving sleep apnea.

For online myofunctional therapy, contact Connected Dots. I offer online myofunctional therapy sessions for children and adults worldwide.

I also provide personalized myofunctional therapy via Skype that are tailored to suit your needs. After booking a 30-minute free consultation, I will recommend the correct therapy for your myofunctional condition.

It doesn’t get easier than this! Schedule a myofunctional therapy consultation at Connected Dots now from the comfort of your home.  You won’t regret it!