Mel and Dave chat with Shea Morrison – Sleep Expert & Co-Founder of The Goodnight Co
The link between weight and sleep
Finding your jeans are magically getting tighter and tighter? Chances are your washing machine and diet played no part. When your body is sleep deprived, it suffers from ‘metabolic grogginess’. The term was coined by University of Chicago researchers who analysed what happened after just four days of poor sleep. One late night at work leads to two late nights at home, and next thing you know, you’re halfway through the working week with not a quality wink of sleep in sight. Within just four days of sleep deprivation, your body’s ability to properly use insulin – the master storage hormone – becomes completely disrupted. This is how the vicious cycle begins – poor sleep habits fuel weight gain; weight gain leads to sleeplessness. Prioritizing sleep is the first step in distancing yourself from the co-dependent relationship of sleeplessness and weight gain.