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Sleep to Lose Weight

By October 22, 2010Health, Weight Management

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians has studied the correlation between lack of sleep and weight gain. Studies show that sleep deprivation increases hunger.  One report noted that after one night with only four hours of sleep, an average of 22 percent more calories were consumed by participants the next day than after a full eight hours of sleep.  Participants also felt hungrier specifically for breakfast and dinner.  Another research study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine magazine showed individuals dieting with 5.5 hours of nighttime sleep decreased the proportion of weight loss by 55%, as opposed to those dieting with 8.5 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep will increase levels of ghrelin (which makes you hungry) and lower levels of leptin (which makes you feel full.)

The Answer:

If you are fighting weight gain, consider your sleeping habits. Get enough sleep.
The average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep per night.  Children often need at least 9 hours.

At TimeLess Medical Spa & Weight Loss Clinic we focus on optimum health for our clients.  Our weight loss program is the best available for losing fat and maintaining muscle.  Each diet is personalized for our patients.  While diet is important, other components are necessary to keep you looking good and feeling great.  We promote good health through diet, exercise and getting adequate sleep.  If you struggle with your weight or know someone who does OR if you want to enhance your health with nuritional supplements and high quality proteins, visit us at TimeLess Medical Spa & Weight Loss Clinic.

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