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Insomnia Effects Weight Loss!
Lack of Sleep Is Harmful, In More Ways Than One...
It's not fun when you don't get a good night's sleep. You're tired the next day and listless, and certainly not up to putting in a full day--or being on top of your game. Now there's more news concerning the harmful effects of sleeplessness.
A new study confirmed that men who got four hours or less of sleep at night, ate more than 22% more calories than those who had eight hours of sleep!
The fact is that being overweight is related to how well you sleep!
Get a Good Night's Sleep... And Eat Less!
The study, conducted in France, and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that men ate more when deprived of sleep.
The study did not include women, however, I would think that the effects of sleeplessness would be generic to us all.
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
The men in the study ate 22% more when deprived of a full, eight hours of sleep, or 560 calories daily. To put that in perspective, pound wise, remember that there's 3,500 calories in a pound.
So every week, these men were gaining about one pound due to sleeplessness--or four pounds a month...
If you have trouble sleeping, try melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced naturally in the brain that manages our sleep-wake cycles. As we age, our levels of melatonin drop so it might be advantageous to supplement with melatonin.
Always check with your health-care professional before trying melatonin!
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