Sleeping well helps you lose weight

Contrary to what we commonly think, little and poor sleep is directly related to obesity.

If you think that staying up late, going straight or going to bed very late and getting up very early will help you lose weight because you will be more exhausted, you are wrong. It has been shown that there is a relationship between sleep and weight gain.

According to a study from the University of Colorado published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sleeping for a few hours at night encourages us to eat more and causes us to gain weight

“Simply getting less sleep, by itself, is not going to lead to weight gain, but when people are sleep deprived, they eat more than they really need“, explains in his research Kenneth Wright, director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory (Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory).

The researchers monitored the sleeping and eating of a group of volunteers, and found that on average, those who slept up to five hours a night consumed 6% more calories.

Those who slept fewer hours also tended to eat smaller portions, but bit more after eating; Generally speaking, the volunteers gained weight when they could only sleep a maximum of five hours a day.

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And you, do you feel that sleeping little, do you lose weight or gain weight?