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May 12, 2016. 9 Comments. The saying goes that “if you snooze, you lose,” but when it comes to weight loss, this adage may actually work in your favor.

Most people are shocked when I tell them the most important factor for losing weight (and keeping it off) isn’t diet or exercise, it’s sleep! Here’s why: If you aren’t getting enough shut-eye every night, research has shown that not only are you. Researchers found that when dieters cut back on sleep over a 14-day period, the amount of weight they lost from fat dropped by 55%, even though their calories stayed equal.

How sleep deprivation wrecks weight loss efforts Despite doing everything right with diet and exercise, you could easily derail your efforts with a crappy sleep schedule. Think of weight loss as a. Unfortunately, more than a third of Americans are not meeting this recommendation on a routine basis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016).

As a side effect of this sleep deprivation, successful weight loss can be affected. When someone is not getting enough sleep, this can cause an individual to feel physically tired. “It’s not so much that if you sleep, you will lose weight, but if you are sleep-deprived, meaning that you are not getting enough minutes of sleep or good quality sleep, your metabolism will not. Research suggests an association between sleep restriction and negative changes in metabolism. In adults, sleeping four hours a night, compared with 10 hours a night, appears to increase hunger and appetite — in particular for calorie-dense foods high in carbohydrates.

Sleep deprivation not only effects how you feel the next day, it can also have an effect on your entire body. From weight gain to an early death, a lack of sleep can have a surprisingly serious. In summary, the laboratory data seem to be supported by large epidemiological studies (including longitudinal) that short sleep duration might play an important role in altering glucose metabolism. However, these results appear to be more applicable to men than women for reasons not fully understood. Researchers speculate that there are several ways that chronic sleep deprivation might lead to weight gain, either by increasing how much food people eat or decreasing the energy that they burn. (2) Sleep deprivation could increase energy intake by Increasing hunger: Sleep deprivation may alter the hormones that control hunger.

Conclusions: Approximately 1 hr of SR on five nights a week led to less proportion of fat mass loss in individuals undergoing hypocaloric weight loss, despite similar weight loss. SR may adversely affect changes in body composition and “catch-up” sleep may not completely reverse it.

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In contrast, extreme sleep deprivation in rodent models results in weight loss despite increased caloric intake but experimental sleep deprivation invariably involves a substantial increase in energy expenditure.

“Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior” by Matt T. Bianchi
from Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior
by Matt T. Bianchi
Springer New York, 2013

Undoubtedly, the same is true for the relationship between weight loss and sleep quality: More research is needed to further elucidate this association.

“Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition” by Thomas A. Wadden, George A. Bray
from Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition
by Thomas A. Wadden, George A. Bray
Guilford Publications, 2019

The effects of sleep deprivation are similar to those seen in normal aging; therefore, sleep debt may increase the severity of age-related chronic disorders such as weight gain, elevated cholesterol or triglyceride levels and, eventually, diabetes and/or heart disease.

“The Supercharged Hormone Diet: A 30-Day Accelerated Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Metabolism, and Feel Younger Longer” by Natasha Turner
from The Supercharged Hormone Diet: A 30-Day Accelerated Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Metabolism, and Feel Younger Longer
by Natasha Turner
Rodale Books, 2013

There have been several studies of the effect of sleep loss on ghrelin and leptin levels.

“Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine E-Book” by Richard B. Berry
from Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine E-Book
by Richard B. Berry
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

However, it does appear that chronic sleep deprivation may play a role in making it difficult for people to lose weight or to maintain an ideal body weight.

“The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need” by Stephanie A. Silberman, Charles M. Morin
from The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need
by Stephanie A. Silberman, Charles M. Morin
New Harbinger Publications, Incorporated, 2009

Nutrition—changes in body weight can influence sleep patterns, with weight gain causing longer sleep periods, and weight loss sometimes causing a reduction in sleep continuity.

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from Tabbner’s Nursing Care E-Book: Theory and Practice
by Gabby Koutoukidis, Jodie Hughson, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

In summary, data emerging from the laboratory studies in adults indicate that reduced sleep duration may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity via a decrease in leptin, an increase in ghrelin, and an overall increase in hunger.

“Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity: Current Status, Consequences and Prevention” by Debasis Bagchi
from Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity: Current Status, Consequences and Prevention
by Debasis Bagchi
Elsevier Science, 2010

Sleep curtailment results in decreased leptin levels and increased hunger and appetite.

“Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects” by Sudhansu Chokroverty
from Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Chronic partial sleep loss can increase risk for weight gain and obesity, with the impact possibly greater in children than in adults.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book” by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita M.D. Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina F Schor, Richard E. Behrman
from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book
by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita M.D. Stanton, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Weight loss can cause short and fragmented sleep.

“Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing AUS Version E-Book” by Jackie Crisp, Catherine Taylor, Clint Douglas, Geraldine Rebeiro
from Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing AUS Version E-Book
by Jackie Crisp, Catherine Taylor, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

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  • Sleep is definiteoy a huge thing for me. I have ‘middle of the night’ insomnia due to side effects of a pain medication im on. Sometimes im awake for half the night (im writing this at 2:30am). Its really not helping my attempts at eating normally, as i end up getting hungry when i cant sleep, and eating 1 or even 2 snacks. Ive been feeling like i cant lose weight, but really its just the insomnia messing up my eating patterns. Hope to get this sorted soon. Rambled a bit there sorry! Xx

  • This guy is something else…..this video could have been done in 30 sec. he keeps using the word “fasting” instead of saying “don’t eat”. To not gain weight at night, don’t eat. Then of course he has to bring up Thrive Market. He sells a fasting box?! So he sells a box with nothing in it? SMH. He also recommends that you take something to keep hunger down and leptin up, you’re body is saying it’s hungry and you’re like, no, take this instead?! Keep leading the sheep in a circle Thomas. You’re doing a bang up job.

  • I have no way to stop my sleep deprivation. I had a spinal cord injury 4 years ago that has left me with nerve pain that can not be treated. Although Keto has reduced inflammation in my body, in which I am on board for life now, it did not reduce the nerve pain. On an average night I awaken every 1 1/22 hours to shift into a new position:(

  • Last I heard your wife was a high risk pregnancy. Now I hear you have a newborn. That’s awesome news! Praise God! I hope he or she is healthy and that you have many wonderful years ahead with him/her.

  • Applying a mixture of DMSO and magnesium chloride to areas where you want to burn fat, increases the muscles’ tendency to burn energy from its surrounding areas.

  • Question: I’m burger browsing right now and I found some 75/25 ones. That’s seems like a good amount of fat. Is that a good choice?

  • hi everyone,if anyone else wants to uncover how to cure sleep apnea exercise try Cypouris Amazing Apnea Coach( search on google )? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my friend got excellent success with it.

  • There is a carnivore dieter called Asra Conlu who says she only needs to sleep 4 hours a night. She’s 47 and looks amazing, hasn’t posted recently but claims to be in optimal health eating OMAD raw carnivore, eating mostly steak and 80% fat / 20% protein. Plus you should check out The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown. He recommends taping your mouth at night to stop yourself from mouth breathing while asleep as mouth breathing is detrimental to health and causes snoring which can lead to sleep apnea.

  • Honestly I am sure this is a question many people with Fibromyalgia have already asked you over several years. I realize this disorder is very difficult to treat in every which way and from many different types of doctors! But let’s be real!!! No one has a plan!!! Most doctors and nutritionists still have no idea of how to treat this disorder. I am not looking for a cure but I am truly hoping you can help me use nutrition to relieve some of the pain. I have already been on strick keto ( clean keto and non dairy) for 6 weeks.

  • I bet your little “obligate carnivore” Zeus gets plenty of sleep. Perfect carnivore food (so he doesn’t get feline diabetes), a warm body to cuddle up to (reduced stress/lower cortisol) and his red light therapy. Plus, high feline growth hormone too!

  • My coworkers laughed when I told them I would bulk up with “MAD Ripped Muscle”, but then I showed them the results. Go Google MAD Ripped Muscle to see their reaction. (It was epic!)

  • Lately I’ve been hallucinating at night, I’ve been seeing and hearing really creepy things. I think I get a good amount of sleep, I go to sleep past 12pm and my body wakes itself up around 4 sometimes but I just go back to sleep until I’m bothered to stand up.

  • I know I’m sleep deprived at the moment (5 hours a night)…. but I’m actually trying to gain weight and I can’t! So I wonder why my sleep deprivation is actually making me lose weight ������‍♀️

  • Havent been going to sleep lately and been seeing like shadows moving in my peripheral vision and yesterday I saw black clouds or gas idk what it was and I also saw a like a triangle or crescent coming from the ceiling in my kitchen I thought I was going crazy or something

  • I got Sexually Assaulted while I was sleeping and since I’m still living with that person, I’m sadly unable to get a good and peaceful sleep for almost 2 years now. I remember only getting like 3 hours of sleep, when I was still in Highschool ( I really don’t know how I managed to graduate, honestly). I was so mentally and physically exhausted that, I at one point took Suicide into consideration. To my bad, I was already suffering from depression before my Assault even took place, which made everything obviously even worse. 
    Now that I’m not in school anymore I get enough sleep but, it’s not peaceful and relaxing as it should be. I’m living in constant fear of getting Assaulted again. Good thing is, I’m moving out soon. I’m hoping that after moving out and living alone, I will finally get proper, relaxing and peaceful sleep. After 2 years of living in constant fear and paranoia, I really deserve it. 

    Long story short, don’t take sleep for granted.

  • once you’ve been up for 4 days or more you start to see people appear out of the corner of your eye. they are ether spirits or you are starting to bleed into another reality. sleep dep. opens you up to all sorts of things. ive seen shadow people. it starts off with your name being called around the 3 day mark then things jut get stranger.

  • For me, insomnia ha caused my anxiety to spike really bad, for a while I became obsessed / worried with the idea of having something worse e.g. a personality disorder, schizo, etc. Not that there is anything wrong with having any of that, but I knew I wasn’t prepared for that fear. But, you aren’t alone. If you’re worried that you have something worse, you probably don’t. Insomnia is a powerful thing, don’t lose hope. You will get through it, trust me. It took me months, it’s a process.

  • “Sleep deprivation can make people more sensitive to pain”
    No wonder every time I wake up I feel like I’m in pain all over my body. Like if you pull the hair on my head it hurts way more than it usually would.

  • Can you do a video talking about raising a family eating Keto? We went from a “normal” american diet to keto. Our four kids have been doing it since 1/2020.
    I question how hungry they should be and how much they are actually craving food.

    Also meal ideas for families would be awesome:)

  • Yesterday, I decided to stay up ALL night, without sleep. I forgot that we had to go over to see a college. I couldn’t stop closing my eyes, and blanking out. I passed out like 15 minutes in our trip. I woke up JUST before we got there. A couple hours later, when I was watching videos, I kept on thinking it was 10 PM, and I was playing videos that were near full volume! But then I came back to understand that it was only 7 PM. And that’s when I passed out AGAIN! I woke up at 8 AM today! I slept for THIRTEEN HOURS! PLEASE SLEEP FOR AT LEAST 1 HOUR!

  • Sleep deprivation actually makes me have grand mal seizures (if i am not on my seizure medication that is). I haven’t had a seizure in years since I’ve been on this medication. Before i got on it i would go into a seizure but only when i stayed up super late then slept for less than like 5 hours then woke up. But if i stayed up all night without sleep i wouldn’t have any. It was so weird. I always wondered why that was. I know sleep deprivation can effect epilepsy but i don’t understand why it was only if i got too little sleep not Didn’t happen if i didn’t sleep at all.

  • I’ve been so stressed over so many things this year! I’m so glad to be able to focus on health and mindset again… best thing for my weight loss is definitely sleep. Mostly because I eat way more when I’m tired!!!

  • I’ve been sleep deprived for at least 2-3 years now, I only get 5 hours on average during the work week and a little over 7 hours on weekends.

  • When I was awake for 48 hours (which I have every week because of sleeping problems) I laid down in bed slept for 4 hours and woke up, thought I was king Charles 2 of Spain and have to figure out how my ancestors where related to each other lol. Took me half an hour to realise that I’m not Charles 2 �� that was reaaally strange.

  • When he talked about kids not getting enough sleep because school starts early made me laugh because my parents had a strict bedtime (8pm) rule in school nights (1st to 7th grade). But then I went to boarding school and I threw that idea out of the window �� I have no regrets but glad my parents cared for my need to rest��

  • I got mild insomnia for years getting up around 4 am on many days. A couple of months ago, I started to get merely two to four hrs rest every single night, leaving me in a a whole lot worse situation of insomnia. This plan has really helped me a lot in improving my sleeping issue. This is in addition to knowing the principles of sleeping. I discovered Google and found this tip on a website.. It is Zoey Sυnodoz
    take care

  • Been on prednisone for a week, and I’m totally a wreck. Fortunately, today is my first day off of it, but low energy to the max, pain coming back, etc. Gonna have to get more cardio, more sleep and skip a few days of eating to get my energy back.

  • I feel I don’t get enough sleep. I sleep during the day to make sure. But, I woke up earlier than normal. I don’t feel sleepy too. It’s 5 am and I could only sleep for an hour. Yet, I’m not sleepy.

  • I’m fasting and I break it with eggs eggs eggs. Add red cayenne pepper, tumeric, parsley, pink salt and I’m ready to rock and roll the rest of the day. Try it!

  • Hey i have a question. Ik u said to not mix carbs and fats. But i was wondering what kind of carbs? Can u mix fibrous carbs and fats?? Can i still mix fats and carbs if i’m in a calorie deficit at the end of the day?? Two questions i guess lmaoo

  • Hey could you make a video about getting started? Like using yourself for a base an showing us what you do an why you do it. Like you eat this much usually because…you workout, or the people watching should be doing da da da da.

  • I experienced terrible insomnia for 2 years and assumed I was hopeless, nevertheless using this sleep solution, I`m slumbering normally once more and ENJOY sleeping. You shouldn`t miss using this sleep method or plan. I believe it is far too great to be real in the beginning nevertheless since I have tested it, I became the product’s major believer.. Good luck, you will get the results, get it on Google. It is Zoey Sυnodoz
    take care

  • A common theme on this channel is condemning cohort and comparative studies based on their inability to prove causality. However, this video leans heavily on those type of studies, and seems to present randomized control studies with the attitude of “oh, well if you REALLY think we need them.” I think it’s irresponsible to hold ideas you agree with and those you don’t to different burdens of proof. If you think randomized control studies are the gold standard, then stick to that belief if all of your videos. And if you’re going to deviate from that belief, at least acknowledge that, and explain to your audience why.

  • decrease metabolic rate (energy)
    -increase stress hormone
    “increase food temptation”??
    -deacrease immune system
    -Loss of focus!!!

  • Oh, I needed this 40 years ago. I have ADHD and have never slept much, I’ve always been overweight too.
    Love your content and the fact that you are not afraid to stay human. ❤

  • Im here in this video because, sleep deprivation made me forget my phone password which i used to write since tow years!!, i kept writing it the wrong way many times thought its the right one, till i get i disabled phone!, when i slept and waked up, i realized it was 5 not 2 ��‍♀️

  • Wow this literally happened to me today! The previous night, I only got 5 hours of sleep and in the morning I was hungry (is is incredibly rare for me) I just thought I didn’t have enough ti eat the previous evening but now ik part if the problem was the sleep

  • Well luckily not this trooper whenever I stayed up for about 17hrs I could go beastmode like I straight up didn’t feel pain and I was the best in PE on those days not to mention that for some wierd ass reason my grades were damn near perfect I fuckin like the sorta high felling

  • Why have the closed captions disappeared? They come on during the ad and then back off again for your video. The CCs are very helpful to me, and I miss them. Thank you.

  • When I become sleep deprived, my left eye starts pointing inward and I start going cross-eyed. I have to blink repeatedly in order to re-center my vision sometimes.

  • I snook out till 6am and as i was walking home i could hear footsteps could see people walking but then when i blinked or something like that they disappered, heard random people speaking but no one was anywhere near me. also when i was walking through a dark park i could see grass turn into snakes and then grass. When i walked into my house i heard out of no where my mom call my name or say something she always does, she wasnt even home. That shits really scary

  • For more than 10 years already, sleep problems has been part of my life. Immediately after employing this sleeping for one week, I was able to accomplish 8 hours of sleep every night. I`m resting as good that I have not even done the plan. My sleeping disorder has lastly vanished thanks to this program.. Good luck, you will get the results, research it on Google. Name of the guide is Zoey Sυnodoz
    take care

  • My three year old keeps peeing in his bed overnight and then waking me up very early in the morning to tell me about it. Sometimes at 3AM, other times at 5-6 AM. Not everyday, but its been several times now, I am about to put him in overnight diapers to help my weightloss efforts, plus I am tired of rewashing his bed stuff. Lol. Of course I haven’t been eating right lately, but I bet this lack of sleep is also part of my recent weight gain.

  • For more than a decade already, sleep problems has been part of my life. Just after using this sleep for one week, I was able to attain Eight hours of sleep every night. The health of my sleeping pattern has urged me to quit making use of the plan. My sleeping disorder has finally disappeared thanks to this program.. I researched this tip on Google.. It calls Zoey Sυnodoz
    take care

  • my sleep schedule is so fucked up. my day starts at 2am pretty much and ends at 4pm. usually sleep during school and then from 4pm-2am.

  • I remember having to literally get up before sunrise to get ready and catch the 630am school bus. Bus ride was an hour so me and most the kids slept during the ride. I liked school but hated getting up early.

  • I feel myself falling into that “zombie” mode and it’s becasue I’m not sleeping enough. I haven’t had a good nights sleep in forever, the most I’ve recently gotten is 6 hours. I fall asleep during the day for 2-3 minutes at a time, like at school. But, when I get home and actually have the opportunity to sleep, I can’t. This. Sucks.

  • I’m 17 and still growing and I went hunting at 3:00 am with 8 hours of sleep in 2 days and I was watching sticks wrap around each other and rocks shake and change shape and I was seeing animals one minute and not the next. Is this from sleep deprivation or was my coffee spiked?

  • I have a 2 month old baby my third one. The father is stuck abroad and i have 2 other little kids… I am sure i will not get sleep in the next 2 years so this video is great for me.

  • Baby boomers will probably keep the school hours from being pushed back because if they had to get up early this generation can and blah blah blah. Making any sort of improvement or change with these people is like pulling teeth.

  • There is this guide, a sleeping remedy that is effective. At an early age I already have this sleeping disorder. Of virtually all products I`ve used, this is the one that efficiently broke the cycle of my sleeping disorders. I had a more rewarding rest at this time that I had put into practice the treament program routinely without fail. Good luck, you will get the results, research it on Google. Name of the guide is Zoey Sυnodoz
    take care

  • would it be helpful when you break your intermittent fast to take a cortisol lowering supplement like ashwaghanda? I’m due with my 4th baby soon and I was planning trying supplementing with that or holy basil to try to diminish the post partum hormones stress etc

  • I’ve been getting 5-6 hours of sleep for years, and I feel like it’s finally catching up to me, I feel exhausted all day nowadays.

  • As security officer we work around the clock from 8hr to 16hr work day during graveyard shift. Plus part time as second job on graveyard shift, it’s hard mange school part time and full time. It’s not easy have normal work day and going back to having normal day is extremely hard l.

  • I once actually used sleep deprivation as a way to make myself more relaxed around people, lol.
    I used to be a member of this school band at my university a couple years ago and I always hesitated to say anything to them because I often have this uneasy feeling that I could make a bad impression at absolutely any moment, so I stayed up all night just to put myself in that wonderful relaxed state that I sometimes get into when I am sleep-deprived, and it was super-easy for me to have relaxed conversations with the people in the school band the next day. xD

  • Since I began adulthood, I couldn`t get enough sleeping hours. I am on day 7 of this sleeping plan and already experience a lot better. I assumed there is no remedy to this condition I have got. I believed getting Eight hours of sleep is impossible to get. This strategy is absolutely incredible. It states a number of explanations and also a method for various instances of sleeping disorders. I`ve received lots of treatment plans out there.. I researched Google and found this guide on a website.. It calls Zoey Sυnodoz
    take care

  • Mr DeLauer, forgive me for going off topic. I have a question that might make an interesting topic for a future video. I know your position on soybean oil but I’ve learned several interesting facts about Asian diet choices and their respective health. Japans obesity index is 3.5% copared to the USAs 30%. They also consume many soybean based products like tofu and soy sauce. Are these products dangerous in your opinion or only the highly processed oils?

  • If I don’t get enough sleep I gain a bit of weight the morning after. I use my scale everyday to monitor my reaction to food/inflammation/sleep/stress. It is a data I like to take and compare

  • Could you do a video on how to combat medicines that block ketosis while fasting.
    I take victoza, I’ve been fasting since last Thursday, working out 90 mins @ 3x a week but still not in ketosis until I quit taking the viztoza yesterday. Blood sugars ok at the moment (48 hrs out) but eventually I will have to eat.
    I’ve had a gastric sleeve and lost 63lb trying to cure my diabetes. The victoza is the last hurdle to being medicine free.

  • Maybe sometime you could do a video on some of the more affordable blue light glasses on the market. I know personally, I can’t pay $165 for a pair of blue light glasses and top that off with my prescription lenses and forget it. It’s just not happening. Heck, their (blublox) sleep mask alone is like $70. Who can afford that and still get their rent paid? There has to be an adequate alternative.

  • I dealt with with sleeping disorders for more than 2 years and considered there was no hope for me. Not till a psychological behavioral therapist offered this particular solution. It really helped me read more about sleeping. I`m now resting perfectly again each night. I like sleeping on my bed again.. I discovered Google and found this guide on a website.. Name of the tip is Zoey Sυnodoz
    take care

  • As I always say if you dont enough sleep because of school just dont do anything during school, just doze off and shut off your brain just sleep all the time when ur parents take away ur phone. And act like you dont care about anything and sleep all the time. PERIODT��

  • Hey Thomas, Love your videos! Can you please make a video on how someone who is on a REGULAR NON-KETO diet be able to OPTIMALLY maximize brain function for studying or reading a lot using FASTING AND MCTs?

    I would like to know how long to fast, and which MCT, out of the 4 MCTs, I should take take and when I should take it and if there are other ways to boost mental clarity and energy and focus through this approach, please please add them in the video!

    Let me know if you will consider making such a video!

  • Thank you so much I have two kids and I work overnight and I get maybe 5 in a half hours asleep so thank you for this video quick question is there a way you can do a video on weight loss and working overnight I work 12am to 8am or if you can talk about how can you eat in between because I eat once a day and I fast till I’m off on the weekend thank you for your help and love your videos

  • Hi Thomas! When doing a carb refeed/ carb-up, what are the Best higher carb foods to eat? And is it better to do high carb/low-fat for the whole day? or just do regular keto with one meal during the day be high carb and low fat? and how far apart should you space high carb and high fat foods?

  • Dear TDL, if i could change ONE thing in my life to make it better, it would be to guarantee a good nights rested sleep every night.

    Please can you do a video on this topic from a TDL point of view.


  • my father who been a heavy tobacco smoker and a heavy alcohol drinker only gets typically an half hour to an full hour of sleep once a year and he’s a intensely pessimistic drug and alcoholic user he blames others for his misfortunes besides him having very acute scoliosis and constantly binging himself in constant tobacco cigarettes and depriving me and others like my mom and my Asperger’s older brother and the pets of oxygen because he’s a intense chain smoker and plus he’s so sleep deprived he nearly burned downed the house twice and the neighborhood and he views sleep as an entire laughing childish joking matter that shouldn’t be taken seriously and he’s been a tobacco cigarette smoker since he was 7 and he’s 64 and he’s pessimistic as all the god damn drugs and alcohol he constantly consumes and he’s smoking habits are so bad it’s literally and legitimately has ruined my healthy sleep cycle and he’s a retired ex lawyer he literally claims anti tobacco movements and groups are neo fascist radical racist Nazis that refuse to embrace big tobacco and he also claims all children’s programs should heavily invest and promote tobacco products tremendously so big tobacco companies could gain more profits even during pandemics and he also claims babies and children as young as 3 should most of there diet and life heavily involved with tobacco and he even states tobacco products are the highest prioritizing resource and essential product even during pandemics and he even states and claims tobacco products doesn’t deprive anyone of oxygen nor causes catastrophic environment damages nor damaging pollution and he even states and constantly claims all societies needs is so much big tobacco in western and eastern societies so much 2 year olds would get a good healthy dose of tobacco in most of there diet it’s 100 pollution and environmental damage free and good for the brain and heart and soul and that’s my mentally ill and legally insane retired ex lawyer of an father and I also think he has not gone to rehab besides he’s alcoholic brother is literally dying from alcohol poisoning and he’s literally near his own deathbed and my father claims he’s better than he is and I rather have my father go through intense conversation therapy and rehab instead of pessimistically indulging himself with constant tobacco cigarettes and alcoholic beverages proclaiming himself as an a appropriate individual which he is not and he and he’s other pessimistic other half my Asperger’s older brother literally and legitimately almost put me into an psychiatric hospital when my mom was not having fun nor enjoyed her trip to Ohio last year because my senile pessimistic drug and alcohol addict father and my pessimistic Asperger’s older brother almost got me arrested and almost settled me permanently almost indefinitely into an residential psychiatric hospital while getting arrested while I was just getting tired of there senile and drug and alcoholic hallucinogenic senile delusional delinquent false reality that I had to hospitalize myself just to get away from them and I would not care at all if my father had even tomorrow and my pessimistic Asperger’s older brother still believing and thinking everything is a certain way by his own false belief as to how society and rest of the world truly is which is not even a factual nor legally nor societal case that isn’t even true and my drug and alcoholic addict father and Asperger’s older brother are false realities ed into a reality that isn’t even legal nor how society properly functions and is this sorta belief and reality is a primary reason families get divorced in the first place and that shows how lowbrow how society gets if all drugs and alcohol becomes legal and you just get to watch a great empire and your own family fall due to a false reality that is not legally a entity nor a reality that society and world that lives a pond which is a false prophet philosophy and psychology which in itself a crime and a prevalence that should’ve studied and research and putting individuals like this into intense conversion therapy and lots of rehab intensely rehab all I can say

  • I’m sleep deprived right now. I’ve slept literally 5 fucking hours since the 13 of this month because I’ve been in the psych ward. Why is it so hard to force yourself to fall asleep?

  • I’m lucky if I get 5 hours of sleep consecutively at any given night.. but I keep my Hunger hormones in check with cucumbers or celery stalks with a tall glass of water.. I already know I’m gonna wake up soon after I fall asleep again anyway.. so might aswell eat stuff that’s basically water so I can pee it out; and apple cider vinegar before bedtime helps keep my insulin levels regulated.

  • Thank you for all your Great information! It’s coming up on my birthday and my best friends birthday, so we are making Keto ice cream and Keto cake but I am actually looking forward to fasting afterwards and going clean again.

  • Had twins and a 12 hour graveyard shift, 4 hours a day max and that’s a good day. ��

    Thanks for the content/tips as always good stuff! You rock Thomas! ��

  • stay up for 2 days straight and when I walked home the clouds were rainbow colors and the sidewalk was moving. so long story short sleep deprivation is the way for a free acid trip

  • I love this shit future kid gonna be stupid healthy with all the shit im learning right now…damn I wish more parents actually learned about nutrition and fed their kids correctly, a unstable unhealthy diet leads to a unstable and unhealthy mind and body, which eventually if enough people eat that way it leads to an unstable and unhealthy society and a unhealthy society will eventually lead to a unhealthy planet.. it all comes around full circle..low key nutrition alone could solve a lot of issues going on in the world today

  • I need this video because I can’t sleep straight through out the night due to an arm condition. The pain wakes up every night and I take pain meds too but have to stay up until they kick in. So thank you for this ��

  • kind of hard for me to go to sleep at the same because i work 2 shifts but i do go to sleep at 17:00 one week and at 23:30 the other week but thank you for the video

  • Great timing on topic.I’ve kind of been misbehaving on my keto. Kicked myself out, matter of fact. Buckled down and fasted 44 hours. Couldn’t help it, didn’t go the full 48 hours because I stopped by a farm and got organic little strawberries. Anyway, my sleep was on the crapy side.

  • Does fasting cause or KETO cause histamines to be dumped into your blood during the night and thus interfere w/sleep? If so, what can stop or mitigate this process?

  • Love all the videos and info to learn. “What about sleep interruption due to Hot Flashes?! Going on 3 yrs of not sleeping well. Please help. Thanks for all that you do!����

  • I was always under the impression that lack of sleep affects weight loss. I do know when my insomnia is bad it affects my food choices

  • My cat gone missing for 3 days. I didn’t sleep anything since she came back this morning. First thing I told her: you are making me fat, all this stress!!:D