With Australia being in the top 10 obese nations of the world, it has never been more important to know how to care for your wellbeing.
Typically when a person is trying to lose weight, the most common things they’ll hear are eat less, exercise more and drink water. Although these suggestions are a good place to start, one critical factor that may be hindering people’s weight loss goals is lack of sleep.
When we sleep, we are giving our bodies a chance to recover mentally, psychically and emotionally. Without this precious time, we rob ourselves the chance for our bodies and minds to recover and perform at their peak. So, how exactly does catching those precious Z’s keep the weight off?
How many calories you burn depends on a few varying factors: weight, height, age, gender and activity level. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average woman in Australia weighs 71.1 kg while the average man is 85.9 kg. Based on these averages, women burn 65.5 calories for every hour of sleep. This is a total of 524 calories burned for the recommended 8 hours sleep. While the average man burns 79 calories for every hour of sleep. This is a total of 635 calories burned for the recommended 8 hours sleep.
As you can see from these statistics, sleep is essential whether you’re trying to maintain or lose weight. Cutting a few hours here and there in your week could see the accumulation of those unwanted weight, just like adding a few hours to a sleep deprived person can see the stabilising of a healthy weight.

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