And you thought that you’ll get fat from sleeping?
People who reported getting less than seven hours of sleep a night were more likely to be obese on initial evaluation. The study also showed that they were also more likely to develop obesity during follow-up.
Participants who slept five hours per night were 73% more likely to become obese than those getting seven to nine nightly hours of sleep, say Columbia University professor of medicine Steven Heymsfield, and James Gangwisch, PhD.
Even one hour of sleep can make a difference.
People getting six hours of sleep per night were 27% more likely to become obese than those getting seven to nine hours.
The lightest sleepers — those with only two to four hours of sleep per night — were 67% more likely to become obese than people who slept for seven to nine hours.
Ever since I’ve hit 40, I’ve been surfing the internet on so many health articles. I had always assumed that sleeping will make me gain weight so I was surprised to see the following. I’ve also asked my friends who seemed fat and I’ve noticed truth to the idea that a lot of overweight people do lack sleep. I’ve also noticed that the once who lack sleep are not only overweight, but they also have their weight in the wrong places. I think (I am not a doctor though) that aside from lack of sleep making you hungry, the lack of sleep also makes your body inefficient in processing and mobilizing fat stores.