When I was obese, I had problems sleeping. Most obese people do.
Now, I’m no doctor, but since I started losing significant amounts of weight and moved down into a healthier weight range, my sleep quality has been terrific.
My typical night used to be spending several hours awake, tossing and turning, and eventually giving up trying to sleep until I finally zonked out half an hour before my alarm would go off.
These days I go to bed around 10:30 and sleep straight through until 6:30 when my alarm goes off. Almost every night. My sleep quality is unbelievable and I feel awake and refreshed when I get up.
So here’s what I think made the difference:
1. My blood sugar. Since losing weight my blood sugar has normalised. I’m no longer headed towards pre-diabetes. I’m well again.
2. Reduced screen time. I put my phone up by nine. It really helps settle my brain. I think screens are bad for sleep.
3. I’m physically tired. Going to the gym daily tires me out. It helps me sleep.
Getting good quality sleep is so important and impacts everything from your mood and your relationships to how long you’re likely to live and your likelihood of getting cancer.
I’m loving the great sleep. I figured the changes I made that helped me get great sleep were worth sharing 😁