How To Lose Weight While You Sleep
What if you could lose weight simply by sleeping? It might be more of a possibility than you think!
Zonkd has said it before, and we’ll probably say it again, but decreasing your body temperature while sleeping is one of the best things you can do to sleep better. Because a cooler body temperature is essential in getting great sleep, we infused our memory foam with copper-gel. When you lay down on one of Zonkd’s comfortable memory foam and latex hybrid mattresses, the copper particles compress and disperse body heat, keeping you cool so you can get better sleep.
But now sleeping better isn’t the only reason to keep your mattress and bedroom cool. According to a recent study performed at Oxford University, sleeping in a cooler environment has also been connected to losing weight!
You’re probably thinking, “yeah right,” but before you roll your eyes, hear us out on how sleeping in lower temperatures can help you lose weight.
When your body temperature is lowered, your body works to keep it regulated. Working to keep your body temperature regulated actually speeds up your metabolism, which means you are burning more calories and weight loss!
Let’s talk about how we get rid of fat. The human body retains two types of fat, brown fat and white fat. Brown fat is the good kind of fat that we use as energy and white fat is the unwanted kind of fat. It is the fat that shows up on your tummy or love handles or any other problem area.
Unfortunately, the brown fat is the first kind that is burnt off, meaning it takes longer for the white fat to burn off and thus longer for you to lose weight. By keeping your body temperature lower, you can literally burn calories in your sleep. Sleeping cooler can deplete your body’s supply of brown fat and convert the white fat to brown to keep your body temperature regulated, which stimulates weight loss.
Lose Weight While You Sleep…Too Good to be True?
It’s normal to be skeptical that by simply staying cooler while you sleep can help you lose weight, but Oxford Professor Ashley Grossman says, “Together with work indicating that adequate sleep can also help avoid obesity and diabetes, maybe we should all aim have a good night’s sleep in a cool bedroom with the windows open to the night breeze.”
Another study by the Maastricht University Medical Centre has found that, “simply being colder and shivering raises the metabolic rate, or the speed at which calories are burnt.” This is further evidence that sleeping at cooler temperatures will help you lose weight.
Other Health Benefits to Sleeping Cooler
Not only will sleeping cooler stimulate quicker weight loss, but it’s also essential for having a more restful sleep. If you want to fall asleep fast it is often recommended to lower the temperature of your room because a drop in temperature signifies to the body that it is time for sleep.
Lowering temperatures when sleeping is also a common natural treatment of insomnia. Ever wondered how to stop your thoughts so you can sleep? When you lower the brain’s temperature, the frontal cortex, which is the part that controls the conscience, emotions, and memories, slows down allowing a person to ease into sleep.
Zonkd has been a huge proponent for cooler sleep since we launched, which is why knew we had to incorporate copper into our memory foam mattress for its cooling properties. We took it a step further by aerating the Talalay Latex foam to encourage even greater airflow to keep you cool all night long. So, not only with the Zonkd Copper Memory Foam and Latex Hybrid Mattress help you sleep better, there’s a chance it could help you lose weight. Find the Zonkd Mattress right for now and try it out for 110 nights, risk free. Love the mattress or your money back!