Is Your Bedroom Making You Fat?

December 13, 2012, 10:30 amPrevention

Change your bedroom and you could have a slimmer waistline.

Is Your Bedroom Making You Fat?

While keeping chocolate in the fridge or cookie jars in your kitchen are obvious temptations that can pile on the kilos, your bedroom could be subtly influencing unnecessary weight gain.

Experts suggest that there is a big connection between sleep and your weight. If you’re not getting enough of it, the more you crave high fat, high sugar comfort foods. And the biggest factor in determining how well you get some shut eye is your bedroom.

Psychologist and sleep specialist Dr Michael Breus says how your bedroom makes you feel, the lighting and noise in your room and the quality of your bedding has a lot to do with how well you sleep. He suggests that you should rethink your room if it makes you feel “stressed”, go for soft lighting and invest in a quality pillow.

Having an unwinding ritual before bed can also help you get a better sleep. According to Clinical psychologist Michael Breus, PhD., you need to give your body time to transition from your active day to bedtime drowsiness. “Set a timer for an hour before bed and divvy up the time as follows: in the first 20 minutes, prep for tomorrow, in the next 20, take care of your personal hygiene, and in the last 20, relax, in bed, reading or practicing deep breathing,” he advises.

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  1. Latch_Singh10:57pm Thursday 13th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I think eating too much for ones level of activity is making people fat .. That might be a new concept to some people out there who need other excuses, rather than looking at the culprit in the mirror ..

  2. Amanda06:23pm Thursday 13th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The title of the article gives the reader the wrong idea, I thought that if you had too many things in your room you would gain weight. Then they talk about unhealthy foods and I'm thinking, "Hang On, what does that have to do with you BEDROOM making you fat? It doesn't make sense.

  3. Milo05:41pm Thursday 13th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Who comes up with these #$%$ stories???!!! Please stop!!!!! Please!!!!