Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain
Recent research suggests disrupted sleep patterns can trigger changes in appetite, metabolism, motivation and physical activity. This leads to disruption in people’s appetite and responses to food. The end result is weight gain.
It suggests improving sleep could reduce the risk of future weight gain.
Two-thirds of people in Europe are now considered to be overweight, while a quarter are reckoned to be obese and in danger of damaging their health or of dying prematurely. Lack of exercise is clearly part of the reason for the obesity epidemic, as is the increased availability of cheap processed food and sugary drinks. But sleep is also a factor. More people are reporting problems getting quality sleep and studies have increasingly indicated a correlation between sleep deprivation and weight gain.
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