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Health Tip of the Day: Celebrate National Sleep Awareness Week With These Tips!

In honor of National Sleep Awareness week, sleep more! There are 5 ways in which getting more than 6 hours of sleep a night can help you lose weight!

1. Sleeping more prepares your body to burn calories all day long. Studies show that people who sleep more burn 20% more calories after eating than those who are sleep-deprived.

2. Going to bed earlier in the night cuts back on late night snacks, which means fewer calories that your body has to burn.

3. Sleeping more helps you make better decisions. At the grocery store and in the fridge, having more sleep makes the healthier option the easier option.

4. People who sleep more are also more likely to eat slower and exercise portion control.

5. Sleeping more can help you boost fat loss. Studies show that people who sleep more can eat the same fat content in their diet, but burn more fat calories.

Get some rest during Nation Sleep Awareness Week, and find out more here!

Have you experienced someone doing crazy things in their sleep? (photo credit: BigStockPhoto.com)