10 Ways to Improve Sleep for Wellness and Weight Loss | Dr. Doni Wilson

February 15, 2015 3:16 PM

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Did you know that a good night's sleep is the secret ingredient to slimming down your waistline and boosting overall health? Lack of sleep causes hormone imbalances, specifically the hormones that manage hunger, appetite, and blood sugar levels. So when you don't get enough sleep, your hunger and appetite increases, leading you to eat more. But your body will also be less able to manage your blood sugar, making weight gain, inflammation, and diabetes more likely.

As a naturopathic doctor specializing in stress related conditions, I understand how critical sleep is for the health of my patients. Chronic stress, spurred on by lack of sleep, and cortisol (the stress hormone) affect the four core systems -- hormones, immune system, digestion, and nervous system....

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