Sleep and sleep deprivation has serious effects to your fitness and training progress. If you want to lose fat and lose excess weight, you need to get quality sleep. Hence, the quality of sleep can influence your weight.
Research has reported that women who sleep 5 hours or less generally weight than women who a 7-hour sleep. This is because when people lack sleep and feels tired; it is normally harder to make healthy choices. Sticking to your exercise and dieting routine becomes extremely difficult. Now for the most scientific explanation, a study has found a direct link between sleep and the two main hormones that eating behavior that affects eating behavior. They are leptin and ghrelin. Both hormones work like checks and balances to control your feeling of hunger and fullness. Ghrelin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract and is responsible in stimulate appetite while leptin is produced by fat cells and is responsible in making you feel full. A person who suffers sleep disruptions and deprivation tend to lower his leptin levels, which means that ghrelin levels automatically increases and result to increased food cravings. This explains why people who lack sleep eat more and weight more than those getting enough sleep.
Also, most people don’t know that the sleep is crucial to physical recovery. Lack of sleep will only impede physical repair and give you all sorts of aches and pains. Hence, if you have been training hard in the morning, sleep is extremely important in optimizing your workout benefits and ensuring your training progress.