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Sleep and weight linked: Our loss, our gain 3/13/15 WaPO

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by *GG*, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    Feeling sleepy this morning and constantly reaching for more coffee and a doughnut to wash it down? Those potato chips[​IMG] also seem to be calling our name louder than we remember. We just want that salt. And why not? We could use that extra boost of energy. And the gym workout is out of the question because we have a headache. Tonight’s menu will be takeout because we do not feel like cooking.

    It’s no surprise that just one night of sleep deprivation can result[​IMG] in an extra 600-1,000 extra calories consumed in just one day. In fact, losing just a few hours of sleep a few nights in a row caused people to pack on an average of about two pounds. Sleep has an effect on our appetite, physical activity, metabolism, and cues that tell us we are full. And a lack of it is enemy No. 1
    to our waistlines.

    Dr. Nina’s What You Need To Know: About the Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

    Some Statistics

    Cont'd

    This story is probably not news for most of us?


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  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    60 minutes did a piece on sleep deprivation a few years ago using college students.

    One thing they determined was
    That sleep deprivation messes up the leptin in our brains making us think we are hungry.

    I know I eat constantly when I'm sleep deprived.
     
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