The Body Burns Calories at Night, How Much? – Adequate night’s rest is essential for all body functions, including body weight. Because lying in bed at night also helps burn calories.

Quoted from Mens Health, during a night’s sleep the minimum calorie burning is approximately 40 to 55 calories per hour.

However, there are factors that affect a person’s calorie expenditure, based on things that affect the body’s metabolism. That includes the amount of lean body mass you have, whether you exercised that day, and what types of food you eat.

But when it comes to maintaining weight, the quality and quantity of a night’s sleep is important.

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Continuous lack of sleep will damage the hunger hormone, which then increases the amount of ghrelin that stimulates appetite and reduces appetite-suppressing leptin in the body.

“Consuming calories is one of the compensatory mechanisms for sleep-deprived individuals,” says W. Chris Winter, MD, a neurologist and sleep specialist, and author of sleep books including The Rested Child.

In other words, people who sleep less tend to eat more. Not only that, after just one sleepless night, studies reveal that a person also tends to specifically eat more calorie-dense, high-fat foods.

Sleep also affects other weight-regulating hormones.

Sleep deprivation, even in the short term, can lead to insulin and glucose imbalances, says Kuljeet (Kelly) Gill, MD, a sleep medicine specialist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Lack of sleep can also affect your cortisol and thyroid hormone balance. For this reason, having a sufficient night’s sleep should not be underestimated if you want to focus on maintaining your weight.

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