Did you know that overweight can be reduced during sleep? It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. Sleep can be a weight elimination process.

During your sleep, your system for detoxification and elimination of excess fat works without interruption. When all the body’s systems work properly, the quality of sleep is better. As you improve your sleep quality, your body is losing more and more weight.

These 5 tips will help you sleep better and lose your weight during the process:

1. Relax you body before sleep – Deep breathing exercises, such as a countdown timer (breath in on number 4; breath out on number 7) will help you relax before bedtime. Your breathing plays an important role in the elimination of toxins while you sleep. Relaxed, calm, refreshing sleep will improve the elimination of fat overnight. Deep breathing exercises and meditation, are healthy habits that needs to be practiced before going to bed.

2. Lower you sugar intake and stress levels – The endocrine system has a task of maintaining the balance of hormones, and sex hormones directly affect your biological rhythm. Decreased levels of testosterone, can lead to various disorders in the cycle of sleep and insomnia. Consuming large amounts of sugar before bedtime causes disturbances in the level of hormones testosterone and estrogen, which will act in such a way that you can not sleep.

Stress is also directly related to insomnia. Stress and high levels of cortisol lead to the increase of blood sugar, and thus the disturbance to the balance of sex hormones. When hormone levels are not balanced, the body retains fat, instead of wasting them.

See also: 8 most effective stress management techniques

3. Say NO to laptops and mobile phones before going to bed – Serotonin and melatonin are neurotransmitters, which among other things, regulate biorhythm. Exposure to light (sunlight or other source) increases levels of serotonin, while melatonin requires less light. This creates a normal biological rhythm. Exposure to technical devices such as mobile phones, televisions and computers, will confuse these neurotransmitters. Therefore, at least an hour before bedtime, try to avoid using the computer or watching television.

It is important to increase your intake of healthy food that is rich in nutrients, and in the evening to avoid grains, as they reduce the activity of neurotransmitters. This will improve your sleep and the process by which your body overnight processes and melts fat.

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4. Don’t drink coffee after 6 PM – Substances that cause addiction significantly slow the elimination process during sleep. Caffeine can stay in our body for 17 hours, and distracts the work of good bacteria’s in our intestines. This leads to low levels of melatonin in our body.

Our brain, as well as our body, consists of 65% water. To improve processes during sleep, you need to drink enough water all day. Water helps in cleansing of toxins and improves weight loss during the sleep.

5. Go to bed on time – during the night your glands, organs and body systems naturally clean the body. Around 9 PM, the metabolic processes associated with the work of the adrenal and thyroid glands are active. Therefore, it is not recommended to eat after this time. Between 1 PM and 3 PM, the liver detoxifies the body. So consuming alcohol, coffee or other harmful substances (fast food) can stop or slow down this process. From all this we can conclude that its extremely important to go to bed in accordance with the biological rhythm. For most people it is not later than 1 am.

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