Sleep problems likely contribute to excess weight gain. A number of studies have shown that sleep-deprived children and adults are more likely to gain excess weight. Finnish researchers followed 7 322 men and women age 60 and over for seven years. After adjusting for confounding factors, they found that 1/3 of women who experienced frequent sleep problems gained at least 11 pounds (4,9 kg).
To make consistently wise choices, we need regular and consistent rest and sleep.
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.