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Less Sleep Means More Weight! Find out how much sleep you need…

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | Less Sleep Means More Weight! Find out how much sleep you need...A new study suggests that healthy adults with late bedtimes and chronic sleep restriction may be more susceptible to weight gain due to the increased consumption of calories during late-night hours.

In the largest, most diverse healthy sample studied to date under controlled laboratory conditions, results show that sleep-restricted subjects who spent only four hours in bed from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. for five consecutive nights gained more weight than control subjects who were in bed for 10 hours each night from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The study found an overall increase in caloric intake during sleep restriction, which was due to an increase in the number of meals consumed during the late-night period of additional wakefulness.

Furthermore, the proportion of calories consumed from fat was higher during late-night hours than at other times of day. (American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2013, June 28)) via Science Daily

Originally posted 2014-01-11 21:25:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

9 Comments

  1. Kathleen Hodgens

    October 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Well that explains it all. I got more sleep with a newborn than I have for the remaining three years of his life. Lol…

  2. Shirley Haynes-Angeles

    October 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    U can still lose weight on low sleep. I’m lucky to get 4 hours a night. But I was still able to lose 132 lbs in about 8 months. If u want to snack. Go for plan pop corn. It fills u up and u get the hand to mouth munch. That was my fav night time snack.

  3. Lillian Wall

    October 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    We should be malnutrition right Morgan Edwards!?! Lol

  4. Candace Combs Ash

    October 17, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    TeddyKrissy Beeson, do you have article references that show correlation between hypo and lack of sleep that you can share? I hypo also but don’t feel it’s related to my
    not being tired/sleepy at night. I’ve been that way for decades, long before my thyroid was dx. Thanks and God Bless.

  5. TeddyKrissy Beeson

    October 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    True..but what do you do when you can’t sleep due to health problems? For example I had to have half of of my thyroid out 2 yrs ago. I suffer from hypothyroidism. I try to sleep to no avail. 🙁

  6. Jennifer Cozzolino

    January 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I added 2 hours nightly so helps. Even my skin looks better!

  7. Pamela Redden Parks

    January 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Sleep is so important for a healthy gut.

  8. Carolyn Harrow Hager

    January 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I found that I do tend to either not lose or to gain when I am sleep deprived. Sometimes I do have trouble getting to sleep though. I have to be sure I get off the electronics early and have no caffeine.

  9. Suzy Hanks

    January 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Question I’ve not been sleeping and don’t know how to fix it

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