Sleep & Nutrition: How to Sleep Your Way to a Better Metabolism

Why is sleep important to a healthy body? Well, being well-rested is one of the most important aspects to your metabolism running properly. If you’re sleeping poorly, this could be a huge roadblock in your weight loss journey. If you’re sleeping well, chances are you’ll not only find it easier to eat the best foods for you throughout the day, but you’ll improve your metabolism’s ability to burn fat while you sleep.

In this video, Coach Cynthia dives deep into sleep and nutrition, explains the health risks associated with lack of sleep, and offers tips on what food to eat — plus what to avoid — to get the best night’s sleep possible.

0:22 Sleep cycles and why they matter – falling asleep, light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep
3:58 Nutrition for better sleep
4:32 Why high-sugar foods are hurting your sleep
5:13 What foods to focus on instead to promote good sleep
5:33 If you’re hungry and need to eat closer to bedtime, this is the best food for good sleep…
5:57 Sleep hygiene & environment — maximize what you get out of each sleep cycle


Are you interested in learning more about how to improve your sleep quality to boost your metabolism? Read the Lumen blog post here:

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