Sleep Less – Weigh More (Vol. 1, No. 8)

by Kenzie on August 31, 2012

Americans are sleeping less than they used to and this could be part of the reason that more of us are now overweight. Our snooze time over the past 40 years has decreased by one to two hours a night. And researchers are discovering that too little sleep affects hormones that regulate satiety, hunger and how efficiently you burn calories. Too little sleep may make you hungry, especially for calorie dense foods, and may help your body hold onto each and every calorie. It may also increase your insulin levels, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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