Sleep: A Mandatory Component of ANY Weight Loss Method

Sleep Deprivation And Obesity
PEARLS Sleep Deprivation

  1. Mechanism of action between sleep deprivation leading to weight gain may more affect reward-seeking behaviors associated with short sleep duration rather than effects on ghrelin and leptin (8).
    • Short duration sleepers showed less ability to say no to food.
    • Possibly increases “hedonic eating:” more info below.
  2. Shifting sleep duration from a short to a healthier length is associated with an attenuation of fat mass gain over time(16)
    • ***improving sleep likely won’t cause weight loss, but can decrease the . . .

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