Can't Shed Those Pounds?
A lack of zzzzs can affect your ability to lose weight
By Michael Breus, PhD, D, ABSM
Reviewed By Stuart Meyers
To lose weight seems to be the number one resolution each new year. However, nearly 90% of these resolutions meet with either little or no success. Some people even gain weight instead. Most people never know there may be a very simple reason why: They don't sleep well.
Studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association and The Lancet suggest that sleep loss may increase hunger and affect the body's metabolism, which may make it more difficult to maintain or lose weight.
Sleep loss appears to do two things:
Why would an overweight person tend to have sleep problems? There appear to be several reasons why this may occur:
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- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
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