Leptin and Ghrelin: The Connection Between Sleep and Weight Control
Obesity and sleep quality are big issues.
Did you know?
… about two very important hormones— leptin and ghrelin.
When we get inadequate sleep, our ghrelin levels raise signaling the stomach that we are hungry and need to eat.
At the same time, leptin, responsible for suppressing hunger, decreases resulting in over-eating. When we get enough sleep, our appetites are curbed and our metabolism improves.
At the same time, our bodies get to rest and recover from the day’s activities.