Sleep and Weight Gain

Sleeping Problems Equals Weight Gain

Are you having troubles sleeping at night? Do you toss and turn, and stay awake in bed for hours before you doze off? Are you sick of feeling tired when you wake up in the morning like you didn’t get enough rest or you don’t feel rejuvenated for your day? Sleeping should be one of the most important things you do. While you are sleeping your body helps to repair and heal itself and can help you feel ready for another day ahead.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a whopping 49.2 million people have trouble with focus due to lack of sleep, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that millions fall asleep while driving!” Also, WebMD has linked poor sleeping habits to bad eating habits and low energy.

While these statistics may be scary, some of these sleep issues can be prevented with just some simple home remedies.

Natural Remedies

While you may think that sleeping pills or large amounts of coffee in the morning may be the answer to all your sleeping problems, think again. Sleeping pills can actually have many adverse side effects, they can be very addictive, and can make you feel more groggy after waking up. Try some of these natural solutions instead that you may have in your home or have easy access to at a health food store in your area.

Eating Right

Believe it or no,  what you eat throughout your day could be affecting how you sleep at night. The amino acid tryptophan can help your brain remain in a relaxed state, thus helping for a better night’s sleep. You can get tryptophan from carbohydrates that you eat such as oats, quinoa, and corn. It’s a known fact that you don’t want to eat a heavy meal right before bedtime, however, trying to incorporate these foods at dinnertime could be a could idea to help for when it’s time to turn in at night.


If your feeling like your not getting a good night sleep, it could be possible that a calcium or magnesium deficiency is what you have.

“A glass of warm goat’s milk kefir could do the trick by providing calcium and magnesium, both of which work best when consumed together.”

Essential Oils

Some of the best and most common essential oils out there can be used for sleeping better, some may include Lavender, and Bergamot oil, and frankincense and mandarin oil together can provide a good night sleep as well.


“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ―John C. Maxwell

So if your finding that your struggling with a good night’s rest, try some of these remedies, use and do some of these practices consistently, and you may see some improvements in your sleeping patterns, and also in your everyday life.