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Insomnia Can Hinder Your Weight Loss

Sleepless Nights Stop Progress


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I’m like a lot of people on here, I’ve had insomnia all my life. Last night I was up until 3:00 A.M. Then I slept from 3:00 - 8:00 A.M. I hope everyone has a Super & Blessed Saturday! loulou179 Report
Good article. Report
I've suffered from insomnia all my life, even as a child. I do all the things you're supposed to do, and avoid the things that detract from sleep, but it hasn't made a difference. It's frustrating because I NEED more sleep; I'm not one of those people who functions on 4-5 hours of sleep. I know it's ageing me (MAJOR bags under my eyes) but I don't know what to do about it. Report
Good information, thank you. Report
I go to bed late by choice. Since I live alone my Sons don't feel it is safe for me to be up so late. Hopefully this article will kick in so I will quit being so foolish! Report
I haven't been able to sleep "normal" for quite a while but not sure what to change. I limit caffeine to lunch or earlier, I exercise regularly, I eat lighter meals for dinner, I take melatonin, and I have a regular schedule (frequently wake up before my 6AM daily). I seem to have the best luck getting quality sleep when I stay up as late as possible (sometimes as late as 2AM), to the point I'm exhausted instead of just sleepy. When my boyfriend stays over, I get even less sleep (he sometimes snores and I'm a very light sleeper), then I get mad because he sleeps like a log for 8-10 hours. Report
I average between 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours a night which is pretty bad. But, DH cannot sleep without the TV being on and I know it keeps me awake and doesn't allow me to get into a deep sleep. So maybe a divorce would help? LOL Report
They missed a very important factor of what could be affecting your sleep. Kids! I have 2 that are sick right now and one has been having night terrors on top of it. Having a toddler start screaming and throwing a fit in the middle of the night is not conducive to a good night's sleep. Report
Good article. But I get my sleep. All day I be doing things so when it's time for me to go to bed I go and I sleep good. The only time I don't sleep good is when my hip is really hurting so bad that I just can't rest good or my shoulder. Report
Working steady midnights like I have for the past 12 years has not helped me in any way! My weight has plummeted over 50 lbs, I have no energy no friends no relationships no natural enjoyment for anything! Nothing to make me feeling like I have something wonderful here and now! I have researched what happens to your body when working all night. Your metabolism slows down even though you are physically active. But the expert advice still has you eating 5 meals a day?So having said all that the thing is quit my job join weight watchers start an exercise program move to a healthier living enviroment and win the lottery! Report
i enjoy reading before bedtime but on some days when i'm wired up and have too much going on......reading aloud gets me tired and able to sleep more soundly just like when i was a kid:) Report
Reading this at 2:44 am - because I can't sleep. :p I fall asleep, usually very well, very quickly but I need to get up for the washroom almost every morning around 2 or 3 am. I have very few nights when I can actually sleep all the way through. Also, after getting back to bed, my tooth or teeth started hurting, so I got back up to brush my teeth again. Back to bed, still can't sleep, so now I'm here. My husband and I both also being out of work, the temp agency called a few times the last week or so for me to work night shift after being awake since 2 or 3 am each day - I'm going to practice split shift so that I can work any shift. I'm so tired, I'll be going back to bed soon. Report
I have a terrible problem going to sleep at night. I have tried all of these steps but still cannot get to sleep at night Report
Thank you for this article. I believe that insomnia is the main root of my obesity. Full disclosure: what I put in my mouth is the cause of my obesity. BUT why I overate/eat is another story. From the time my one and only child was born, when I was 34 yo, I slept poorly. Nothing new there but my sleep problems persisted after my child was not a baby. (he had some problems with school which kept me awake but not him. I feel like I attended 4th thru 8th grade twice - once for myself and once with him!) Worrying about kids keep many mothers awake and then comes menopause. I slept about 25 hours a week during mp. Finally my dr. found something to help me but it was a long sleepless haul for me. By the time I started sleeping again I was 100 lbs. overweight. I sleep now but the damage has been done. Get help early, keep searching for it until you sleep and BTW the kids will be fine.

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