WEIGHT LOSS

7 Reasons You May Weigh Too Much - Reason 3

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
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August 30, 2015

You don't sleep enough.

You don't sleep enough. All over the world, obesity is associated with sleeping less than seven hours a night. Angelo Tremblay, an obesity researcher in Quebec, looked at the effect of sleep on the dieting strategies of healthy men and women between the ages of 20 and 50 who were enrolled in weight-loss programs. Avoiding episodes of splurge or binge eating was the single most important factor in losing weight. But only people who reported good quality sleep for at least 7 hours a night were able to avoid those big lapses. The quality of your sleep counts too. If you can spend seven hours in bed asleep many nights in a row and still feel tired, you may have sleep apnea.

 

 

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Updated:  

April 09, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN