We all know how positively a good night’s rest can make you feel. After all good sleep can help reduce stress, improve productivity and put that spring in your step. New research in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that sleep is also a powerful ally in weight-loss.
According to the study, when dieters got a full night’s sleep, they lost the same amount of weight as when they slept less. However – and this is a big however – when dieters got adequate sleep, more than half of the weight they lost was fat. When they cut back on their sleep, only one-fourth of their weight loss came from fat.