Benefits of Good Sleep for Weight Loss

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How Sleep and Weight Loss Are Related

If you’ve been trying to lose weight while at the same time suffering from a loss of sleep due to TMJ, bruxism, or other dental issues, you’ve probably been struggling. That’s because it’s nearly impossible to get a good night’s sleep when you’re grinding or clenching your teeth throughout the night. You’re likely to wake yourself up a number of times, which can be a problem because healthy sleep may be the most important factor in your weight loss efforts. If these types of dental and jaw problems are causing you a lack of sleep, try our CustMbite Nightguard, which can lead to better quality sleep on a regular basis.

How does sleep impact weight loss efforts?

Individual people need various amounts of sleep, but generally speaking, adults who sleep less than seven hours a night have a higher chance of suffering from obesity. A number of studies indicate that people who are deprived of a full night of sleep have an increased appetite. This has to do with two hormones related to hunger. Ghrelin signals hunger to your brain when you haven’t eaten. Levels are high when your stomach is empty and low when it is full. Leptin signals to the brain that you are full and suppresses the feeling of hunger. Studies show that people who sleep for shorter periods have much higher ghrelin levels and much lower leptin levels, causing them to be hungry and have a more demanding appetite.

Another way sleep can impair your efforts at weight loss is by dulling the activity in your frontal lobe, which can lower your self-control and hinder your ability to make good decisions. This often leads people to eat more foods high in calories, fats, and sugars. Time is another factor that can cause lack of sleep to lead to eating more. If you’re awake more hours, especially if many of them are doing sedentary activities like watching TV, you’re more likely to snack and graze, adding empty calories to your diet. 

Getting enough quality sleep can improve your weight loss efforts. For example, when you get more restful sleep, you have more energy for activities that involve exercise, whether that’s taking the stairs at work or performing on the court or field. You’re less likely to quickly get fatigued while expending physical effort. Good sleep can also help you produce adequate amounts of insulin. If you produce too much insulin, your cells can become insulin resistant, which means you will feel hungrier and your body will store more calories as fat. Furthermore, insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes.

You can easily see why sleep is important for weight loss. But how does someone who suffers from bruxism or TMJ sleep get a full night of rest? Continue reading to learn about how our mouthguard for sleep can be key.

How can a CustMbite Nightguard help me sleep better?

With healthy sleep habits being so important for weight loss, you may rightly be concerned if you have trouble sleeping due to bruxism or TMJ. Since there’s an obvious sleep and weight loss relationship, you can appreciate that the CustMbite Nightguard can help you sleep better, and therefore assist you in your weight loss efforts.

Our mouthguard has been created with the assistance of dental professionals and provides a personalized fit for maximum comfort. In fact, the easily moldable VistaMaxx material allows you to mold your mouthguard easily in just a few minutes, and you can remold it as many times as you need to. This is especially cost-effective if you’re having dental work done. 

Unlike many other mouthguards, our CustMbite Nightguard is thin yet effective in preventing your teeth from grinding together during your sleeping hours. Bulkier mouthguards can cause you to feel like you can’t breathe, but our patented VistaMaxx material allows for a snug fit so you can easily breathe and your guard won’t come loose during the night.

How do I get a CustMbite Nightguard for myself?

Sleep disruptions due to TMJ or bruxism can hamper your weight loss efforts in some pretty serious ways. Whether you’re trying to shed a few pounds or working hard to lose a significant amount of weight, lack of sleep can affect your health in negative ways. The answer to this problem is the CustMbite Nightguard. The VistaMaxx material is FDA cleared and BPA free for a safe and comfortable nighttime fit. You can even clean it easily – just toss it in the dishwasher and it’ll be ready to wear when the cycle is finished. Weight loss can be a healthy goal for many people, and if you’re one of them, don’t let TMJ or bruxism cause you to lose valuable sleep and impede your goals. Buy a CustMbite Nightguard now and see how big of a difference it can make.

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