Read on to know why you might not be losing weight!

We all know that it is important to take 8 hours of sleep for our brain to relax and for us to maintain our productivity. But, many of us are tempted to watch one more episode, read another chapter, or surf online a bit more before calling it a day. Delaying the sleep or taking inadequate sleep has many ill-effects on our health.

However, there is one very good reason for you to sleep on time as sleeping well is associated with weight loss. There are many ways in which sleeping affects your body weight as

Sleep deprived people are more likely to eat unhealthy food and eat more.

Sleep deprivation prevents one from hitting the gym.

Less sleep results in the production of a higher amount of ghrelin (the hormone which triggers hunger) and lowers the production of leptin (the hormone which prevents us from eating).

Sleep deprivation also results in under-utilization of insulin and excess insulin levels in increased fat storage.

So, it is vital that you take a minimum of 7 to 8 hours of good sleep to maintain an active and productive life.