Well, hello there! Are you a night owl? Or are you simply just a nerd? Whether you like staying up at night and sleep late just because Game of Thrones has you hooked and you can’t do without watching another episode, or you just have that stupid but very important exam tomorrow that just needs a little bit of more revising… till the break of dawn maybe? The truth is, either way, you are pretty fond of doing all-nighters. And trust us when we say, more than half of the young Pakistani generation does it now, more thanks to social media and Netflix than just ‘education’ for this one. Anyways, the point here is that we, Team Nutright, brings into the limelight a few aspects of all-nighters and the effects it can have on your body.
When you are done reading, it’s totally up to you to decide whether that one more midnight episode is actually worth it, because you know and we know it too: it’s never just one episode after that.
Night Time Is The Devil’s Most Favorite
Eh, don’t worry this isn’t going to be a Mullah’s lecture on how you become more vulnerable to evil at night time. But really, the Mullahs aren’t completely wrong either, because when you do pull an all-nighter, you crave for food. Ever heard of ‘midnight cravings’? Yep, name it and it would make you think about nothing less than a bag of popcorn and the greasiest, most fat-dripping slice of pizza. Might as well be just a bag of chips but, it’s junk anyway, right? And it’s making you eat in the middle of the night when your stomach wants to get some sleep of its own! (No kidding, please Google the ‘Chinese Body Clock’ and you’d understand). So basically, yes, you tend to eat bilaa wajay when you stay up all night and if you do this as a habit and still hope you could lose some weight, man! We are definitely going to watch those hopes go down the drain.
Here’s What Biology Says
Okay, let’s get to what our science class might had told us about this but we certainly weren’t paying attention. So there’s this hormone in our bodies that we call ghrelin. This little guy is basically your bestest buddy, because he tells you when to eat (insert a meme about how food is your life). Then there’s this other hormone called leptin, which basically has the counter effect: it tells you when to stop eating. When you have successfully managed to pull a all-nighter, your body has basically started to make more ghrelin and less leptin. Do the math and you’d understand the point. Not only does depriving your body of sleep makes your hormones go haywire, it also gives you stomach problems such as bloating and other intestinal issues. It’s not healthy to not move around after dinner, you want all that food to digest properly.
If you really are that much of a cell-phone addict that you cannot sleep earlier than a two-o’clock, maybe you should consider getting some apps that are actually beneficial for you. Download the Nutright App and you’d see how with just a little bit of adjustment in your lifestyle, your body can show a tremendous change! We’ll show you how. But for starters, please start sleeping on time.