22 Weight Loss Secrets From Around the World Worth Stealing

22 Weight Loss Secrets From Around the World Worth Stealing

Japan: Perfect the power nap

In this on-the-go country, many people take time for a daily 20- to 30-minute nap, says James Maas, PhD, a sleep researcher and author of Power Sleep. There's increasing evidence that chronic sleep deprivation raises the risk of weight gain. Dr. Maas blames two hormones: leptin, which helps the brain sense when you're full, and ghrelin, which triggers hunger. The less sleep you get, the lower your leptin levels, and the higher your ghrelin. "Many people think they're hungry when they're actually sleepy," Dr. Maas says. "Instead of a snack, they need some shut-eye." (Here are tricks for taking a nap that energizes you.)

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