Not Sleeping Enough Can Make You Fat

Maintaining a normal metabolism requires a certain amount of sleep. Less sleep affects metabolism, which can contribute to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. In one study, those sleeping five hours instead of eight had higher levels of ghrelin, a hormone the stomach releases to signal hunger.

(See “Childhood Obesity from Lack of Sleep?” from PsychCentral, October 24, 2006.)

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  1. Well, THAT explains the person looking back at me in the mirror! Let’s hear it for the afternoon nap!

    Comment by S Carey — 4.06.2013 @ 8:12 am

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