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How many calories do you burn sleeping?

Postby valeria » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:25 pm

For myself, that answer seems to be about 500 calories.

That's assuming I sleep for about eight hours, and get a deep sleep with dreams.

I stand at 5'8" tall and weigh between 150-160 pounds. The larger the person you are, the more calories are burned sleeping. The calories burned remains proportional to weight, thus a 300 pound person would get double the calories burned that I get, about 1,000. A 200 pound person would be about 625 calories burned.

If you have a lot of muscle-mass, you'll burn even more calories during sleeping, compared to a similar-weight person with average muscle-mass. This is because your body has to feed energy to those muscles; the more muscles you have, the more calories it burns to fuel them. Likewise, the more energy you expended that day, the more calories it burns to replenish those muscles.

Sleep is when the body grows most of its new cells. If you suffered some damaged tissues, such as a cut, a bruise, a strain or a sprain, the body will grow cells to repair those tissues. And that requires burning more calories too.

You can also burn more calories if you are sleeping through cool or cold temperatures (as your body has to burn calories to create heat).

So, you can factor that into your overall weight loss plan as you count calories consumed and calories burned.
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Re: How many calories do you burn sleeping?

Postby MissyMay21 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:01 am

Is there an online calculator or something to work out how many calories I burn on average?
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Re: How many calories do you burn sleeping?

Postby CronicBadger » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:26 am

Hi MissyMay21, everything you need is available from the Weightloss forum's menu system.

1) Click on the Weightloss link on the top right side of the menu bar at the top of the forum.
2) Click on the Weightloss button in the left-hand list to expand the weightloss menu.
3) At the bottom of the expanded list is the Weightloss Tools link, a page which has calculators, including one for Daily Energy Requirements.
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Re: How many calories do you burn sleeping?

Postby MissyMay21 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:53 pm

Oh ok thank you for that :D
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Re: How many calories do you burn sleeping?

Postby foodcoach » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:42 pm

Yes I Agree
According to the ensuing calculations, a 160-pound person who sleeps eight hours will lose roughly 549 calories in the process.
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