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I'm not much into night time, so it doesn't bother me going to bed early. The kids and I are usually in our PJs with lights turned down low by 8.00pm. I can pretty much guarantee I'll be asleep around 9 o'clock.
I like my sleep. But as soon as the promise of a new day dawns, I'm out of there! Seize the day and all that. I'm not into laying about in bed all morning. I rarely sleep in. I mean, I wish I could from time to time, it sounds like a great way to spend a weekend. But there's something in me that makes me want to get the most out of the day.
We've always known that sleep is good for us. Gotta get our "beauty sleep". Lack of sleep definitely changes my tolerance levels and can actually trigger a fibro episode.
It turns out that a lack of sleep can also impact our weight.
Researchers at Monash University have found that women who don't experience a good night sleep tend to reach for fattier foods the next day. Particularly those women of child bearing age.
They tested 7000 women aged in their early 30s and discovered that those who only got around 6 hours sleep per night tended to opt for more daily kilojoules from fat and saturated fat. Overall the study linked sleeping problems with heavier weight and worse mental and physical health.
How much sleep do you get each night?
Do you see a change in eating habits when sleep deprived?
Are you a night owl or an early bird?
Information source: Monash University study as reported in Woman's Weekly Magazine August 2016
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