World Sleep Day: Sleeping naked can help you lose weight; Here's how

Sleeping nude can regulate hormones and thus help you lose weight, according to a study. Photo: iStock/Deandrobot

What about catching a good sleep rather than running to the gym to lose weight? Yes, there would be no point sweating it out if you are sleep-deprived and not well-rested. Sleep, a fundamental body function that living beings engage in, isn't just all about restoration and repair. It's also a major factor in losing weight. As we celebrate World Sleep Day today, you should know that sleep also influences the secretion of hormones in your body and disruption of the sleep cycle can cause an imbalance of hormones, affecting various bodily functions.

A recent study conducted in the US about the relationship between sleep and body weight is quite interesting. The study says that you could easily reduce body weight by sleeping naked. The researchers even explained the science behind this. As per the research, sleeping naked is a way to improve the quality and duration of sleep. Experts say that this would help you control the body temperature which in turn lets you sleep ‘peacefully’. It has been proven that stress and anxiety may lead to obesity. So, the research claims that if a person gets uninterrupted sleep, it would reduce the production of the cortisol hormone that is triggered by stress. Sleeping naked or scantily dressed could balance the hormone levels and help in reducing body weight.

However, the researchers also note that people should try losing body weight only after seeking advice from doctors or nutrition experts. You could also try these methods to shed a few pounds. Following a healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to reduce body weight without any side effects or risks.
Breakfast should not be skipped.
Eat wholesome meals at intervals during the day.
Include seasonal fruits and vegetables in the regular diet.
Try keeping away alcohol and other intoxicants.
Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water.
Make sure to exercise regularly.

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