Lack of sleep makes you fat?
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Living on 6 hours of sleep a night is exhausting! I made a commitment to myself to stay awake to support my son as he develops study/homework and organizational habits. He's really motivated to get this under control this year but I don't like leaving him up all alone while the rest of us go to bed. He's doing great but he's got the body of a teenager which means he is perfectly fine with staying up until 11PM every night. I - yawn - am not. Add in the fact that I get up an hour earlier than him and I am living on a pretty severe sleep deficit.
I think lack of sleep makes you fat. Seriously. I think that my body fat is up because of the lack of sleep. Maybe I eat more poorly when I'm tired or maybe it really does change my metabolism.
So I'm doing the boot camp and my body is responding... but not like I expected... and I think it's due the lack of sleep. I'll have to do another boot camp when he's got this under control and I feel OK getting back to my 10PM-5AM sleep schedule.