It is recommended that the average adult gets at least seven to nine hours of sleep per night, but more often than not, when it is time to go to bed, many of us are either glued to mobile devices, or deciding to continue a Netflix binge; staying awake well past the point of a healthy bedtime.
But how do you know when you have hit the point where you need more sleep?
We’ve completed the work and compiled a deep compelling listing.
Here are the top 10 signs that it is time to stick to an appropriate bedtime routine.
Do you feel like you are always hungry? At times, a lack of sleep can heighten the amount of ghrelin (a.k.a. the hunger hormone) produced in your stomach. This will in turn create unnecessary hunger, especially when it relates to cravings for sugary or fatty foods. Low amounts of sleep can also alter your leptin levels, a hormone that affects hunger and feelings of being satisfied or ‘full’. Thus, individuals that are not sleeping well tend to eat more, simply because the signals to their brain that indicate satisfaction, are being messed with. This can also ultimately cause individuals to gain pounds, and increase their chance of being overweight or obese.