Restless nights can be quite normal when you’re trying to lose a few pounds. It’s not just those nightly cravings for carbs from the fridge that can get to you. Some scientific studies suggest that the calorie deficit could also disrupt normal sleep patterns likely because of its effects on the balance of neurotransmitters in your brain.
Could getting a good night’s sleep really help you lose weight? Studies continue to suggest that the answer is yes. In one of the more recent studies, researchers from the University of Murcia in Spain found that poor quality sleep was linked to a higher body mass index (BMI) in a sample of 2,150 adult twins.