I’m not surprising anyone by saying if you’re short on sleep, you’ll be tired the next day – and that affects everything from your job to your relationships. But did you know less sleep could mean more weight gain?
When you’re tired, you overcompensate by eating more during the day. But the problem actually starts the night before. Research shows that too little sleep leads to hormone changes that increase your appetite. Another study revealed the later you stay up, the more you eat – up to five hundred calories more! That’s like having an extra Big Mac.
So, try to make eight hours of sleep your minimum. The benefits are worth it. In this case, you snooze – you don’t lose.
Here are some of my other blogs on this topic:
- Adequate sleep makes losing weight easier
- Extra sleep may help overweight people lose weight
- Sleep deprivation or disruption increases risk of diabetes and obesity
- Lack of sleep opens door to health problems
- Lack of sleep linked to obesity in teens
- Sleep deprivation associated with carbohydrate craving and depression
- Burning the midnight oil may lead to weight gain
- Kids who sleep less gain more weight
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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