How Sleep Affects Your Weight Loss, Mental Health, and Cravings

How Sleep Affects Your Weight Loss, Mental Health, and Cravings

Sleep is not only important to weight loss, it is essential to every process in the body. It affects our physical and mental functioning, the ability to fight disease and develop immunity, as well as our metabolism.

Getting a good nights sleep is key to maintaining mental health, as one night of lack of sleep can tank your mood the next day. Chronic poor sleep quality is commonly associated with depression, anxiety, and other conditions.

Lack of sleep can also lead to increased cravings for carbs and sugar, which makes weight loss much harder than it needs to be!


Aim to take a rest day from your workouts at least one day a week, ideally two. This will give your body time to recover and will also lower your cortisol levels. 𝐁𝐎𝐍𝐔𝐒!! Going too hard every single day will take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health.


We can seriously do everything right, but if we’re not sleeping, it’s going to mess up EVERYTHING. DON’T SLACK ON GETTING YOUR ZZZZ’s.


There is an abundance of evidence that shows that screen use before bed could impact sleep. One reason is that the blue light emitted from these devices can affect the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that helps signal to the body that it is time to fall asleep.


If you must use screens after dinner, try these swannie glasses. I use mine frequently and have noticed a difference in my sleep AND focus!