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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sleep and Weight Gain

Sleep and weight gain are closely related, and weight gain is one of the common effects of lack of sleep. Obesity and sleep apnea occur together frequently, as do lack of sleep, depression and weight gain. Mounting evidence suggests that lack of sleep has multiple effects that can all result in excess weight.

Sleep and Weight Gain

Several studies have noted the connection between sleep and weight gain. A study published in the journal "Sleep" (2010) examined sleep and weight gain in over 35,000 employees of a Japanese electric power company. Most employees were male. The study found that men who slept five or less hours a night were twice as likely to experience weight gain as those who slept seven to eight hours a night.
Too much sleep also affected weight: Men sleeping more than nine hours a night were 1.4 times more likely to gain weight over the course of the study when compared to men who slept seven to eight hours.
Other studies suggest the relationship between lack of sleep and weight gain also affects women. According to a 2006 study from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, women who slept less than five hours a night were 32 percent more likely to gain 33 pounds or more over the 16-year study period than women who slept at least seven hours a night.

See full article here http://www.tree.com/health/sleep-disorders-effects-weight-gain.aspx

See also http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/excessive-sleepiness-10/lack-of-sleep-weight-gain

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