4 ways to lose weight while you sleep

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4 Ways to Lose Weight While You Sleep

There are some things out there almost too good to be true, including the fact that you can lose weight while you sleep. It's no secret that sleep deprivation can make you fat -- anything less than 8 hours of sleep lowers metabolism, unless you hit the gym at night, which will raise your metabolism for hours. Taking a cold shower before bed can help you lose weight, too -- you'll drop nearly 400 calories! And, if you sleep in a room that is 65 degrees or less, your body will burn fat to regulate its temperature.

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4 ways to lose weight while you sleep

Lavender 

The scent of lavender is known to be very relaxing and can help you get to sleep at night. 

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Shut off the screens

Avoid being on your computer, phone or e-reader before going to sleep. Studies have shown the use of these items before bed can decrease the quality of your sleep.

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Melatonin supplements 

Taking sleeping pills sounds scary to many people, but melatonin supplements are like a sleep vitamin, giving you a little extra of the naturally produced hormone. 

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Stick to a schedule

Going to sleep and waking at the same time every day helps your natural sleep/wake cycle. You sleep much better when you go to bed when actually drowsy and wake naturally at the same time each day. 

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Exercise 

Regular exercise, even as little as 20 mins a day can help you sleep better at night. 

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Skip the afternoon nap

Taking a nap during the day can exasperate insomnia for many people. 

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