How to Burn Fat While You Sleep Wouldn’t it be nice if you could burn fat while you sleep? Good news! It’s possible to accomplish this goal and it’s (probably) easier than you think.

How Is It Possible to Burn Fat While Sleeping?

Our bodies naturally burn calories while we sleep, in the same way that they burn calories when we’re sitting down. Yes, we tend to burn the greatest amount of our calories when we’re active, but as we sleep, our bodies perform several functions, some of which require energy and energy comes from calories.

With that in mind, here are five ways that you can improve your chances of getting the most out of fat burning while you sleep:

1.Get more sleep – This one’s a bit of a no-brainer. The more often you get regular and steady sleep, the more rested you are and the less stressed you feel. Sleep helps to keep you slim and on top of your weight loss goals because it keeps two important hormones in check: leptin and ghrelin. Leptin helps to regulate your energy levels and keeps your appetite low. Ghrelin stimulates hunger and often drives you to eat. Proper sleep keeps ghrelin levels down and increases leptin levels. In fact, a study published in BCM Public Health found associations between inadequate sleep and obesity.

2.Engage in a little resistance training before bed – Burning fat is about boosting your metabolism. One of the best ways to give your metabolism a boost is through resistance training. This doesn’t mean you need to engage in an intense workout session before you go to bed. A short and simple weight lifting, yoga or Pilates routine is all you need to enjoy a higher resting metabolic rate for hours.

3.Don’t got to bed hungry – While you certainly shouldn’t stuff yourself before you turn in for the night, you also shouldn’t go to bed starving. Eat a light snack, such as an apple or even a bit of cottage cheese to satisfy your hunger without forcing your body to work on digesting all night long.

4.Make sure you’re comfortable – Obtaining quality sleep means making sure that your sleeping environment is a quality one, too. In other words, make sure your bedroom isn’t too hot or too cold, invest in a good bed and pillows, make sure your room is dark and distraction-free (e.g. no TV, tablets, etc.).

5.Have a routine and stick to it – This doesn’t only mean establishing an eating routine, but also a sleep schedule. Focus on going to bed and waking up at the same time every day (including weekends!). When your body becomes familiar with a routine, you’re more likely to get the most of out of your sleep and your weight loss efforts.