7: The Hunger Sleep Stress Feedback Loop

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By KARL-MIKAEL SYDING, Mikael Syding, and Ludvig Sunstrom. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

It’s a TRAP!

Once your sleep takes a hit, you can adapt to it, but it will transfer to other parts of your body’s hormones, and it will create a downward spiral that goes like this:

(1) Bad Sleep >> (2) Higher Cortisol Levels >> (3) Lower Impulse Control, Tired and Hungry >> (4) Eat Sugar and Consume Stimulants for Fast Energy and Focus >> (5) Become Fatter and More Stressed >> . . . Bad Sleep [AGAIN]. . . .

Then if you continue for more than 2-3 days, it will become your body’s new "Steady State" (Homeostasis), and you will want to remain in it.

This is a small excerpt from Ludvig’s book Breaking out of Homeostasis.

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