Sleep-deprived Can Increase Body Weight

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A group of researchers from United States try to challenge the perception which states sleep less causing individual loose weight easily when claiming that the practice can instead add to one’s body weight.

Since years long, body weight expert stress the interest of taking low calorie food and getting enough exercise.

However, University of Chicago’s new research has shown the third factor to control weight – get enough sleep at night.

In fact, two studies has found, the volunteers involved in the researches of not getting enough sleep, have high level of a type of hormone that can trigger the sense of hunger. They also been detected to have a type of hormone that caused one to feel full, in low level.

“In accordance with that, we recommend any weight loss program also include ‘getting enough sleep’ factor as one of the useful tips,” said Dr Esra Tasali, the university’s sleep experts, who also involved in making the study.

A study involving 18,000 adults issued months ago by North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) found, those who sleep less than four hours a night, is 73 percent easier to become obese or fat compared to those who sleep seven to nine hours long.

A new research released also found nearly identical result when the involved research done to 1,024 volunteers.

From the total, 14.9 percent of respondents who sleep only for five hours recorded ghrelin hormone which promote appetite and feel of hunger.

Those who sleep-deprived also record a decline of leptin hormone, a hormone which caused one to feel full.

In the research, researchers found that the optimum level of sleep for the purpose of body weight control is 7.7 hours average.

“Act of reducing sleep time would only make eating appetite to increase and eat excessively.”

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