(Closed) Insomnia and weight loss

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
269 posts
Helper bee

I would like to know the answers too. I have the same bouts you do and I get hunger pains too!  

Post # 4
9202 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

No, I really don’t think that will make much of a difference.  It mainly comes down to calories in and calories out, and it sounds like you’re doing a great job staying on top of those things. I’m sure you’ll see results.

(Um, can I have some of your motivation please?!  My wedding is in 4 months and I have not gotten out of my lazy pizza-eating winter mode yet!  Doesn’t help that it’s still snowing here…)

Post # 6
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you get hungry, why don’t you try making yourself a cup of decaffeinated tea (I’m sure there are teas that are good for helping you go to sleep), take some melatonin and perhaps eat some green leafy veggies (which are filling with minimal calories and still healthy for you!)? 

Post # 11
4961 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a polysomnography tech. Insomnia can absolutely effect your body is regards to weight loss etc. Look at your sleep hygiene habits, and consider CBT for anxiety and sleep habits. For intermittent insomnia you might consider melatonin etc.

Post # 14
1357 posts
Bumble bee

I recommended this on your other post too (sorry, haha) but I just bought melatonin 10mg dual action timed release and it CHANGED MY LIFE. I had insomnia every single night, and now I fall straight to sleep. And I don’t feel tired the next day like I do with sleeping pills. Melatonin is natural and is meant to improve your sleep schedule, rather than just forcing you to sleep.


As for the hunger pains, back in my ED days I would curl up in a foetal position to fall asleep, which made the pangs less strong (I obviously wasn’t using that technique for anything positive, but it did work).


Post # 16
4961 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@amyinbrisbane: If you still find yourself having negative thought processes like that, I would suggest re visiting some CBT techniques. As a fellow anxiety sufferer, I completely get what you’re going through.

It may help to turn your clock away from you, have a night time routine etc. Exercise will help you sleep better… but only if it’s not too close to your bed time. If you got t abit in I bet you’d feel better about having done it, and your brain would let you sleep. I would say just don’t over do it. 

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