Losing Weight by Sleeping??

@buenavida (8020)
Sweden
October 27, 2011 9:20am CST
I have a book "Sleep yourself thin" and am starting reading it now. I wonder if anyone of you have heard or read that you can lose weight by sleeping? If that is the case, I will have to do some changes in my life.. Probably something to do with mechanisms in the body that we still have to learn more about.. At least, we can´t eat while we sleep, can we..??
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@1hopefulman (28631)
• Canada
27 Oct 11
I think that getting enough sleep is good for everything. Too many people are not getting their seven or eight of sleep each night. One of the problems is TV or Internet. Getting a control of our lives is an important factor. You can't go wrong by doing the right thing. All the best!
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
27 Oct 11
Yeah, we need enough sleep and preferably earlier than we are used to.. Have to take control, less computer, TV is not so important for me - not much choice if I want to be healthy.. All the best to you too..
@1hopefulman (28631)
• Canada
30 Oct 11
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Oct 11
I remember I read the similar article in the past. I think it can be true. If a person doesn't have a good rest, he/she will have abnormal endocrine and this will have an effect on his/her diet and digestion. Therefore, somewhat it will affect his/her weight. Since today we think that being thin is better and healthier than being fat, so having a good sleep can give you a healthy body. I love China
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
27 Oct 11
That sounds interesting, have to read that book and continue talking with you about it.. Thanks for the info...
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@Amfyre (515)
• Canada
27 Oct 11
considering that I don't go into proper rem sleep and that most times I feel tired after 8 hours of sleep... hmmm I do have some delious catnaps on the sofa- but I am not thinner from those, perhaps sleepy and warm! Could be the leather sofa, soft blankets and pillows are just dreamy! I would love to sleep myself thin- these last 20 pounds seem to really like me
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
27 Oct 11
That sounds a bit hard.. I hope your catnaps help a bit.. Maybe taking calcium and magnesium could help, at least it has been good for others.. Wish you the best..
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@joni1215 (394)
• United States
28 Oct 11
It makes a difference what kind of Calcium and Magnesium you take too. Best to speak with a nutritionist. Some things don;t get absorbed if not taken properly or in the right combinations.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
28 Oct 11
Yes, it can be a big difference. The one I am taking is from gnld.com and comes from some top nutritionists that work with Stanford University. But I take other supplements too and they work together. You can check the site if you wish and see if it´s something you could use..
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Oct 11
only in our dreams if ya dream about food . No have heard or read it. I have a business in the coffee business and we have put in something very healthy alot of people have said they have lost weight drinking it . One man with the bad diabetes takeing shots Drinks it lost weight and no longer takes the shot. look up Ganoderma and see all the things this can t call it an herb for I dont think it is but it has been used for all kind of things for 4,000 years and has just coming to our attention here in the states and other countires that cant grow it. want oto know more PM me for my site
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
27 Oct 11
Sounds interesting - I think I´ve read about it a long time ago.. Might be helpful! Sent you a pm..
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Oct 11
ok havent seen it yet but if ya sent before this one its down the line lolololol
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Nov 11
Wow, it's my first time hearing that. I think it's really good. At least you will have more time to rest. But that would be a problem for me, becuase I usually feel so hungry if I sleep for so long.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
5 Nov 11
Hi, mariahhh Perhaps your body is not using the nutrition in a proper way. I don´t know about your diet, but most of us don´t eat enough fruit and vegetables to make our cells work properly. We also need the right fats, as our cell membrane needs them to function well. Our digestion needs lactic acid bacteria for digesting the food so that we can use it for feeding our cells. If you get enough right nutrition, you might not be so hungry. One good thing is to avoid sugar, especially the white sort. Many are sensitive for wheat, as it can disturb our digestion too. I hope you find a solution so that you can sleep well!
• India
28 Oct 11
Hmmm... seems interesting! But I'm pretty sure, that wont work pout so well? I sleep pretty much a lot and quiet comfortably and that's routine I love, not helping me a bit!
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
30 Oct 11
Hello, my friend.. At least sleeping is healthy and we might be doing more for losing weight.. Just keep the good habit and maybe add something to it, and you will be fine. A good friend recommended a book about raw food diet, 80/10/10 by Douglas Graham. I might try it one day and I have been increasing the amount of raw food I eat - during several months now. At least I feel great when I eat more fruit and veggies..
@br3ndy (468)
• Indonesia
28 Oct 11
First time i heard about that. But if it is true that would be awesome. Sleeping is good for our health for regaining our energy and if it is can make us losing weight too everyone would be happy to take more sleep. ^_^
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
29 Oct 11
Hello, br3ndy, and welcome to myLot Sleeping would be an easy way to lose weight if we have enough time. It can be a challenge to change our habits and go to bed earler as there are so many things we want to do on Internet and maybe watching TV. But it might be well worth to do it.
• Romania
28 Oct 11
Depends on how your organic sistem body respond. It is different on everyone. In sleep the body is finding some kind of equilibrium neccesary for your body to be healthy. If you get thinner or else then that was the neccesary for your equilibrium.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
29 Oct 11
Hi, onculache and welcome to myLot Well, who knows, but I think we have to do more than sleep enough.. Let´s see what others are saying. I´m learning all the time.
@vasumathi (438)
• India
28 Oct 11
It is quite interesting. Looking forward for more information on this.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
29 Oct 11
Yeah, it will be interesing to see all the comments. I think it´s not only sleeping that makes us thin. It has to do with diet and excercise too..
@siri26 (331)
• India
28 Oct 11
Yup. That's true. sleep plays role in weight loss. Lack of sleep causes disturbance in our biological cycle. So every one should have proper sleep . And one more we have to finish our dinner before 3-4 hrs we go to bed. It works and we can find much difference.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
29 Oct 11
When I was young, I was very thin and that was partly due to an early dinner - so the 3-4 hours before bedtime was natural for me. I didn´t get hungry in the evening. I also slept enough I think.. Still do, but I have to get to bed earlier..
@drannhh (15227)
• United States
28 Oct 11
Oh, I think that good sleep patterns are likely to cause positive weight over time, if other factors are also good. I think a well rested person is more likely to seek out healthy food choices and engage in beneficial exercise of the mind and body. This will result in pleasing results all the way around.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
29 Oct 11
There are many factors that influence our health and right weight. Healthy food and excercise are important too. You are right there - be need a balance in everything..