5. Sleep can actually help you lose weight
As with quite literally everything else tied to your physical and mental health, sleep is critical for weight loss.
Why? Well, think of sleep as taking an ice bath if you were a professional athlete after a game. An ice bath helps heal the body after intense physical effort and sleep does the same for fat-burning after a long day and, especially, a good workout.
Sleep is a time for everything in the body to recharge and optimize itself, including when most of the fat and general calorie-burning processes take place, so by getting enough sleep you’re giving your body the time it needs to drop those inches.