Snoring Makes You Gain weight!
Lack of sleep stimulates appetite. The most popular workouts cite the difference between those people who secure six hours of sleep a night versus those that manage eight to nine hours.
A key difference between these groups is the increase in cravings for high carbohydrate and high-fat foods in the sleep-deprived group, as they try to ward off the feelings of sleepiness by getting a sugar hit to keep active when actually they just want to sleep, not eat.
This is like the much-needed coffee or doughnut that many indulge in during the later stages of the afternoon whilst at work. Your fatigue is signalling the body to act with what it thinks is the best course to keep you alert.
The important thing to bear in mind here is the likelihood that most acute snorers are unable to achieve even close to the lower target of six hours of restful sleep per night. The cravings therefore become harder to fight the less rest you get. The fact that you are a snorer means you are faced with bad eating choices for much more of the time as your body is under increased fatigue more often.
Snoring Ages the Skin!
A constant battle in the world of cosmetics is the need to fight and reverse the signs of ageing. The aim is also to mask or reduce fine lines, sallow skin and dark circles around the eye.
As mentioned above it is common knowledge that a host of other voluntary habits cause these tell-tale signs of ageing and as a result we have seen a steady reduction in a number of smokers and regular drinkers. The reality is that creams, potions and pills are not the only (very expensive) solution to this.
Early deleterious effects on our appearance are in most cases the result of our voluntary habits. Stop the habit and the body’s natural defences will kick into action and dark circles for example, will be a thing of the past. The problem with the voluntary habit of snoring is that it is incredibly effective at not allowing our natural defences to work optimally – as the sleep debt increases so does our inability to pay it back.
This is because in the restorative stages of sleep (stage 4 non-REM and REM sleep) the body releases growth hormones which are key to the rebuilding of damaged and aged cells in the body, and especially the face. Lack of sleep made worse by snoring means that far too little of these vital hormones are released and the skin is never entirely rejuvenated.
Interestingly it follows that those who suffer from skin conditions and whose skins’ defences are already low, take far longer to heal, if at all, due to lack of proper sleep. In contrast those that get sufficient REM sleep recover much quicker from skin ailments and the effects of sun damage and irritation.
The body will naturally repair itself, so before synthetic creams and expensive methods are adopted we must first address those factors which keep our bodies from working as they should. Paying more attention to sleep, and snoring in particular, can only help successful rejuvenation to take effect.