Health Tip: When Obesity Affects Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Obesity can affect the quality of your sleep and contribute to disorders such as sleep apnea.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions for losing weight and sleeping better:

  • Avoid fast food, high-fat and high-carbohydrate foods, and eat more vegetables, fruit and fish.
  • Stick to a consistent exercise routine, and avoid exercise within three hours of bed.
  • Take a look at your sleep schedule, evaluating how much sleep you're getting each night and how you feel when you wake up each morning.

-- Diana Kohnle

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