• George Hardas

Obesity & Poor Sleep

Disrupted sleep or sleep deprivation affects:

  1. growth hormone – controls body fat and muscle

  2. production of leptin hormone – tells body when it should feel full

  3. secretion of cortisol  –  stress hormone causing high calorie cravings

  4. reduced daytime physical activity including natural movement and fidgeting

  5. NSF study – 1/4 adults ate more than usual following night of inadequate sleep.

American Sleep Research Institute

Copyright 2003

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