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Study: Inadequate sleep linked to weight gain
Those who slept 5 hours or less each night were 32 percent more likely
to gain a significant amount of weight (adding 33 pounds or more) and
15 percent more likely to become obese during 16 years of follow-up
than women who slept 7 hours each night.
This level of weight gain -- or 33 pounds -- is very clinically
significant in terms of risk of diabetes and heart disease
Women who slept 6 hours nightly were 12 percent more likely to
experience major weight gain and 6 percent more likely to become obese
compared with those who slept 7 hours each night.
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ normc ] on Wednesday 24 May 2006 19:45 \__
> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> >> I thought that this following new article on sleep would be interesting
> >> to
> >> some.
> >> ,----[ Snippet ]
> >> | But a new, contrarian school of thought is emerging. The eight-hours
> >> | mantra has no more scientific basis than the tooth fairy, says Neil
> >> | Stanley,
> >> | head of sleep research at the Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit
> >> at
> >> | the University of Surrey in Britain. He believes that everyone has
> >> their
> >> | own individual ?sleep need? which can be anywhere between three and
> >> 11
> >> | hours. ?If you?re a three-hour-a-night person, you need three; if
> >> you're
> >> | 11, you need 11.? To find out, he says, simply sleep until you wake
> >> | naturally, without the aid of an alarm clock. Feel rested? That?s
> >> your
> >> | sleep need.
> >> `----
> > From http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=43973
> > Sleep More Important Than Diet For Weight Control
> > What constitutes a good night's sleep? For this study, the researchers
> > observed the effect sleeping five or fewer hours regularly has on a
> > woman's weight over the medium and long term. They compared them to
> > women who managed to regularly get 7 hours' sleep each night.
> That's quite surprising. I would have thought that, since sleep requires
> energy (reduced heart pulse rate), this would actually have the adverse
> effect. According to this study, lack of sleep leads to weight gain...
> Best wishes,
> Roy S. Schestowitz
Also -- Does the study distinguish between those who feel that five hours of
sleep is all they need and those who feel they need more sleep but are
unable to get it? Big difference.