“Sleep deprivation is an illegal torture method outlawed by the Geneva Convention and international courts, but most of us do it to ourselves.“
— Ryan Hurd
And Weight Gain is one of the tragic consequences.
Think about that. Sleep Deprivation is so destructive, it’s an illegal torture method.
The problem is, being overweight creates a cascading set of disastrous health concerns.
Unfortunately, the world has been wrongfully battling Weight Gain using willpower. It’s the wrong approach.
SLEEP is the backbone of a Successful Weight Loss Program.
Don’t believe it? Read on for 4 reasons to be terrified of Sleep Deprivation.
* the hormone Leptin, which naturally signals to the body “I’m full”, is low when you’re sleep deprived. So the body will continue to crave food no matter how much you’ve eaten.
* the hormone Ghrelin, which signals to the body “I’m hungry”, is high when sleep deprived. So your body will continue to scream “I’M HUNGRY, I’M HUNGRY, I’M HUNGRY!”
Simply put, when you’re sleep deprived, your hunger hormones are out-of-whack & forcing you to eat. And no amount of willpower will prevent you from bingeing.
And the final kick in the teeth. A brain scan will show that when sleep deprived, the part of the brain responsible for rational decision making is impaired, while the parts of the brain that drive impulsive responses (giving in to cravings) are amplified.
So, when sleep deprived, we are biochemically, helplessly condemned to OVEREATING.
SLEEP unlocks the benefits of diet & exercise. Without SLEEP, all your efforts are in vain.
Do you feel like exercising when you’re exhausted?
The truth is, the Earth is infested with sedentary, overweight people who are sleep deprived & exhausted. Is that you?
And even more alarming is that our gyms are filled with chronic exercisers who are still overweight because they are sleep deprived.
All the complex biological processes that promote nourishing recovery from the day’s activities (including exercise) happen during sleep.
Scientists discovered that in a sleep deprived body, cells become Insulin Resistant. Instead of properly absorbing glucose (sugar) to be stored, the cells reject it and shuttles it toward fat cells. Thus the body becomes STUCK in FAT STORING MODE.
As this progresses, it becomes devastating to every aspect of your health. Every murderous disease (Cancer, Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, etc.) can be traced back to the body’s inability to handle sugar properly. This condition is devastating. You’ve heard of the extreme version of this condition – Type 2 Diabetes.
Blame Sleep Deprivation.
Mankind has traded their valuable, nourishing sleep for a stress-filled, life-draining existence.
EMOTIONAL HEALING TAKES PLACE DURING SLEEP.
It’s no wonder you are constantly reaching for junk food & junk beverages (alcohol included) to soothe negative emotions.
So you are steadily gaining weight because you have allowed yourself to become chronically exhausted, thus emotionally volatile, resulting in a chronic addiction to comfort food.
“The first step is very easy, but crucial.”
Your Sleep Journey is essential for your Ability to Lose Weight & regain your health. Rearranging your life to accommodate better Sleep is very challenging. You must treat this with a sense of urgency. Here’s what you need to do:
because your health & happiness is at stake. This is a no-brainer (you’d be foolish not to get one) because:
* Immediate Benefits – you’ll sleep better the first night
* Sleep isn’t the only benefit – You’ll experience instant relaxation even while sitting on the couch or at your desk. This is invaluable for stress/anxiety management (WHICH ALSO improves sleep!)
* Extremely Affordable – pennies per sleep over the lifetime of the blanket. The benefits will pay for the blanket thousands of times over. Plus the best brands have money-back guarantee if you aren’t happy with your purchase
Remove alcohol and screens (phone/tablet/TV). These disrupt the sleep cycle and all the complex biological processes that occur during sleep.
* Sleep in Cold Temperature (15-19 Celsius)
* Use blackout curtains
* Invest in top quality mattresses/pillows
* Soundproof your room.
* Sleep for a minimum of 7-8 hours per night
* Have a consistent Sleep-Time & Wake-Time
* Use calming rituals daily like deep breathing or meditation.
How could sleeping with a Weighted Blanket improve sleep & encourage emotional healing to help manage weight?
A weighted blanket is extremely Calming & Soothing and that’s where the magic happens.
It comes down to the science of Deep Pressure Touch, where gentle pressure is applied to the body in order to increase feel-good chemicals in our body. A study found that deep pressure touch helped college students with anxiety reach a higher degree of subjective relaxation and suggested this method might be beneficial for calming autistic children.
Many people have claimed it’s helped them break the insomnia cycle. After a few nights of using a weighted blanket, many state that the Deep Pressure Touch gave them a comforting feeling and it gave them something else to focus on rather than their racing thoughts. For most, the benefits have been life-changing.
For those looking to lose weight, a weighted blanket is a “Must Have”. Why wouldn’t you invest in something so crucial for all aspects of your health? You have nothing to lose (but weight!). If you don’t like it, return it, or even give it away as a gift. There is no shortage of people who are in love with their weighted blankets.