Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? Then why do so many of us view regular sleep as something that is really not all that important? I’ll just make up the sleep on the weekend, or on my next vacation, we say. Well, unfortunately studies are showing it just does not work like that when it comes to sleep. A sleep deficit cannot be made up by getting an occasional complete night sleep. Sleep must come in a regular and consistent pattern to achieve the desired results. We spend millions of dollars on diets, vitamins, medicine, and on doctors for our health. But, we ignore the most important and most simple thing. Good Sleep.

Our modern world in is a very sleep deprived society, and a very obese society. The average night's sleep has decreased from about nine hours in 1910 to about 7.5 hours in 1975, a trend that continues. More than half of people over 50 complain about not getting enough quality sleep. If things are busy at work the first thing that we often sacrifice is our sleep time. Meanwhile our population just keeps getting fatter.

How does this relate to weight loss? All of the body and brains ability to heal, rebuild, and recover are done during sleep. With a lack of sleep all of our bodily functions start to slow down dramatically including your metabolism. Your metabolism is responsible for speeding up the digestion of food out of your system. The slower your metabolic rate the more your body hangs on to unneeded calories and fat. There are hundreds of products on the market designed to help with speeding up our metabolism, but the easiest and healthiest thing we can do burn more calories is to get serious about getting our sleep patterns normal.

So, what is the best solution? First and foremost is allocating the necessary time to sleep. Second is the ability to get good sleep during this period. If that is not a problem for you than consider yourself lucky. Millions of us would like to sleep better at night but just cannot seem to turn our brains off. What is the best insomnia cure? Doctors will prescribe pharmaceutical sleeping pills, but do we really want to be on prescription sleeping drugs the rest of our lives? I know I don’t. The best and safest solution is to find a really good natural sleep aid that works for you. Some sleep aids these days will offer money back guarantees, so you can try them without financial risk. A safe and effective natural sleeping pill will usually contain nutrients like melatonin, valerian root, hops, and other natural sleep aids. There are several very good guaranteed sleep aids available online. With all we do to try to lose weight these days don’t overlook the importance and effectiveness of a good nights sleep.

Author's Bio: 

David Oromaner is a vitamin, herb, and nutritional supplement specialist with over 25 years experience in the health and wellness industry. He is a certified personal fitness trainer and bodybuilder with 25 years of experience in these areas of health and fitness. He owns a company called Guaranteed Supplement Designs that specializes in development and distribution of cutting edge natural products such as the natural sleep aid GuaranteedToSleep.

If you like this article you can read more at his Healthy Notes blog.