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can you lose weight while sleeping? or is your body really sleeping?

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June 20, 2019 / By Jedidiah
Question: sometimes when i wake up, i see my tummy is smaller than it was the night before. water weight? does my body burn fat while i sleep?
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Gareth Gareth | 9 days ago
Your body uses energy constantly. Your heartbeat, your breath, thinking, processing blood in the kidneys, all these activities require energy and all these activities go on 24/7. Your body will usually run on the food in your stomach and intestines, but can also run on glycogen in your muscles, your muscles themselves, and stored fat. Your stomach is smaller for one of two reasons. First, you may have lost water weight during your sleep if it's warm outside. However, it predominately has to do with gravity. At the end of the day, you have been sitting or standing for a while, so your spine, your arms, your head, and the fat on your stomach have all been fighting gravity all day. As a result, at the end of the day you will be about 1" shorter and the fat will probably "bunch up" and look bigger. When you sleep horizontally, gravity pulls on your spine evenly, so you gain that 1" back, and the fat on your stomach is "evened out" so to speak.
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Gareth Originally Answered: can you lose weight while sleeping? or is your body really sleeping?
Your body uses energy constantly. Your heartbeat, your breath, thinking, processing blood in the kidneys, all these activities require energy and all these activities go on 24/7. Your body will usually run on the food in your stomach and intestines, but can also run on glycogen in your muscles, your muscles themselves, and stored fat. Your stomach is smaller for one of two reasons. First, you may have lost water weight during your sleep if it's warm outside. However, it predominately has to do with gravity. At the end of the day, you have been sitting or standing for a while, so your spine, your arms, your head, and the fat on your stomach have all been fighting gravity all day. As a result, at the end of the day you will be about 1" shorter and the fat will probably "bunch up" and look bigger. When you sleep horizontally, gravity pulls on your spine evenly, so you gain that 1" back, and the fat on your stomach is "evened out" so to speak.

Derryl Derryl
same here that happens to me to and it probably depends whether you eat before you sleep or not. You have to eat at least 3 hours before going to bed so that you body will have enough time to burn them off and so that your body won't store the extra calories that you didn't get to use while u sleep. And you can burn off fat in your sleep. You just have to make sure that you eat 3 hours before you sleep so that your body will use your fat stored area to fuel our body to burn some calories while we sleep
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Benny Benny
k, look your body burns because energy being used. at night while you sleep your heart beat goes down A LOT, so technically you lose more weight awake doing nothing than sleeping
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Abidah Abidah
make an office snack box of your own so you re not tempted by your colleagues candy bowl fill it with small individually packaged portions of soy chips almonds and dried fruit
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Sidney Sidney
combine your resistance training with short bursts of high intensity cardio to increase your post workout calorie burn
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Sidney Originally Answered: Does your sleeping schedule have an effect on weight-loss?
I know if you stay on the same sleep schedule every day you'll stay consistent if you don't you'll gain weight

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