Can You Lose Weight By Going To Sleep is an inforgraphic with infomation about the recommended hours of sleep for different age groups and the relationship between adequate good quality sleep and weight loss. Many people think that sleep makes you gain weight because when sleeping, you are not in any easily understandable physical or body movement. However, science has proven that having enough good quality sleep increases your body's natural ability to metabolize carbohydrates. This leads to low blood sugar concentration in your body and less fat storage resulting in weight loss. Moreover, losing weight and then maintaining a healthy weight withing the recomented body mass index (BMI) lowers your risk of diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and heart attack. The recommended BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range for adults. For children aged 2 to 18 years old, the BMI calculation takes into account their age and gender and also height and weight.
If your BMI is:
- below 18.5 – you're in the underweight range
- between 18.5 and 24.9 – you're in the healthy weight range
- between 25 and 29.9 – you're in the overweight range
- between 30 and 39.9 – you're in the obese range