Sleep and weight gain: What’s the connection?

The link between sleep, gaining weight and weight loss explained

Recent studies have suggested an association between how much sleep you get and how heavy you are. It seems that sleeping less than five — or more than nine hours — a night is likely to increase the size of your waist line.

This is a fascinating video by Michael Lucia, M.D. that discusses and explains what lack of sleep can do to your health, how it can scupper your weight-loss program and its connection to insulin resistance; the cause of type 2 diabetes.

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Additional Resources
How to Lose Weight in Your Sleep:  Easy No Diet Weight Loss Secrets to Be at Your Dream Weight
Say Goodnight to Insomnia: A Drug-Free Programme Developed at Harvard Medical School

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  1. Wow, seems maybe doctors should take sleep disorders more seriously then they seem to, and maybe when diagnosing a patient with being overweight they should enquire about his/her sleeping patterns, offer solutions or leaflets with possiable non drug relatied solutions e.g. herbal teas and the like.

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