Is Your Poor Sleep Affecting Your Fat Loss?

Is your poor sleep affecting your fat loss? A lot of things can be said about sleep and your overall sense of general wellness but what about your health and fitness goals? Can poor sleep time and quality really affect your body’s ability to lose body fat?

There appears to be an inverse correlation between the ability to lose body fat and poor sleep. Less sleep nightly being associated with more body fat. This association exists even after controlling for predictable factors such as demographics, lifestyle, work and health. During intentional caloric restriction, it appears that a reduction of sleep by 3 hours (8.5 to 5.5) is associated with an unfavorable nutrient partitioning effect, making more weight loss come from lean mass rather than fat mass relative to the rested control group.

Lack of sleep in the short term appears to increase our hunger hormone, leptin by 29%. What’s worse, this effect may be more prevalent during times of caloric deficits, making weight loss even harder. In short, sleep deprivation, over time may result in fat mass gains, feeling hungry more often, and loss of muscle mass instead of fat mass. Driven Nutrition® offers a superior sleep product to aid with a night of deeper, more quality sleep, R&R™.

Lack Of Sleep

R&R™ contains natural sleep aids like melatonin, kava kava, valerian root, and magnesium to put your body at rest faster and keep it there longer without interruption. The faster we reach sleep and the longer we stay asleep, the more our bodies can recover and complete the necessary processes for our health.

R&R™ has a complex of digestive enzymes and probiotics. These digestive aids help enhance the absorption and metabolism of your last meal, protein shake, or late night snack! Normally when we sleep our digestive system also takes a break. This can lower your resting metabolic rate. While you wouldn’t want to take a stimulant to keep your engine revving at night, a blend of enzymes and probiotics can help keep that metabolic rate up and aid in the breakdown and uptake of those important amino acids and nutrients. More than just a sleep aid, R&R™ naturally promotes restful, quality sleep and improves nutrient partitioning for better recovery!

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