Q:

How many calories do I burn while sleeping?

A:

Quick Answer

The amount of calories a person burns while sleeping is about 0.42 calories multiplied by the number of pounds that the person weighs multiplied by the number of hours that the person sleeps. A person who weighs 200 pounds and sleeps for eight hours per night burns 672 calories while sleeping.

Continue Reading
How many calories do I burn while sleeping?
Credit: Frederic Cirou PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections Getty Images

Full Answer

Increased muscle mass and a faster metabolism allow a person to burn more calories, fat and sugar while sleeping. More calories are burned during the deeper stages of the sleep cycle, especially during REM sleep. A cooler temperature in the bedroom leads to more restful sleep and forces the body to burn more calories to produce heat.

Learn more about Burning Calories
Related Videos

Related Questions

Explore