Burn Calories in Your Sleep!

Jul 12, 2017

Burn Calories in Your Sleep!

Did you know that a person burns about 0.42 calories for each pound of their body weight per hour from SLEEPING?

A 150 pound person can burn 504 calories by simply sleeping for 8 hours!

Follow these five tips to optimize your calorie loss while sleeping:

1. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night

The more you sleep, the more calories you burn! On top of burning calories, sleep is beneficial to your health. Receiving a full night’s sleep can help you manage hunger levels, retain memories, maintain immune systems, and decrease health risks—stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease.

2. Keep your room temperature low

Not only will a cool room keep you more comfortable, but your body will have to use more energy to keep you warm. A low temperature sleeping arrangement will increase your comfort levels up and maximize the calories you burn.

3. Build up muscle mass

Awake or asleep, muscle works wonders! Those with more muscle burn more sugar and fat.

Lifting weights or engaging in muscle-strengthening activities like squats is an essential part of any workout routine. The Center for Disease Control recommends that adults engage in muscle-strengthening activities at least twice a week.

4. Avoid food and drinks that hinder sleep

Keep these foods off your plate when you are trying to fall asleep:

  • Hot Sauce causes the body to have a high temperature which makes it harder to fall asleep
  • Rosemary is a great early morning snack to stimulate brain function but it’s best to steer clear of this herb near bedtime.
  • Apples have antioxidants, natural sugar, vitamins, phytonutrients, and fiber. These nutrients are important for your body and help keep you more alert. Reach for a banana at night instead! Their potassium and magnesium help you relax and fall asleep.
  • Peppermints are a great herb for helping you feel awake and more productive! However, if you are looking for a tasty evening tea, chamomile is a better option than peppermint.
  • Alcohol makes you feel sleepy and helps you fall asleep quickly but staying asleep becomes an issue. Those who drink before bed tend to not get a full night of sleep.


Pre-bedtime routines should include steps that help you relax: taking a hot bath, reading a book, or drinking tea. These are all good ways to relax before bed. What relaxes you?

Bariatric surgery can also help improve sleep and health! A study by the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine found that 74-98% of patients were able to resolve their sleep apnea due to bariatric surgery.

At University Bariatrics, we are ready to help improve your quality of life. We offer bariatric options such as the sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, revisional surgery, and gastric balloons to help you with your weight-loss efforts.

Visit us at https://www.universitybariatrics.com/ to learn more about our weight-loss procedures and post-surgery support—nutritionists, seminars, and vitamin and supplement options!

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