It's true! Being short on sleep can really affect your weight. Experts agree that getting a Good Night's sleep is as important to your health, well-being and weight as are diet and exercise. Poor sleep sets your brain up to make poor decisions. Activity in the brain's frontal lobe is diminished, and it is this area which controls decision making and impulse control. You lack the mental clarity to make good decisions!
A lack of sleep triggers a spike in the level of the stress hormone cortisol, which causes your body to conserve energy to fuel your waking hours. This means that you're more apt to hang on to troublesome fat. Clinical studies have shown that sleep deprived participants were more likely to indulge in eating bigger portions of all foods, with increased cravings for energy dense, high carbohydrate foods. Your body's ability to process insulin - a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other foods into energy - goes awry. The problem is that when your body struggles to process the fats in your bloodstream, it ends up storing them as fat!
If you sleep with a pillow between your knees or a knee spacer pillow of conventional design, this most likely is a cause of your sleep disruption. They invariably become displaced or snagged in the sheets when you move throughout the night, and you constantly wake up to locate them! The more you toss and turn, the less time is spent in a state of restful restorative sleep, which negates the knee pillow benefits. KneeJayzzz patented design effectively solves this problem, making them the perfect knee pillow for side sleepers! The foam "pillow", secured in it's pocket never moves. KneeJayzzz keep your knees separated and your spine aligned - which enables a Good Night's Sleep, AND may help you shed a few pounds!