The Sleep Diet? Really?

I saw the Sleep Diet featured on the Today Show recently, and now I’m convinced that I’ve GOT to get more sleep! Finding a way to get enough sleep is particularly challenging for busy moms, but this bit of news just might be the thing that convinces us all to get to bed on time.

According to the report on the Today Show, the editors of Glamour Magazine recently did a little experiment to see if women would lose weight after doing nothing but changing their sleep habits. They were required to get a minimum of 7.5 hours of sleep each night. (Most women get an average of about 6 hours and 40 minutes of sleep per night.) At the end of the 10-week study, the seven women involved in the study lost between seven and 15 pounds!

Experts say that when you’re sleep deprived, your body makes more of a hormone called “ghrelin” which makes you hungry, and less of the hormone called “leptin” which tells you when to stop eating. To see the complete report, click HERE to go to the Today Show website and read more about it.