Posts Tagged "sleep deprivation"

Night Owls May Pack on More Pounds

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 in Environment, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) — Night owls are more likely to gain weight than people who get good sleep because they tend to graze the kitchen for junk food in the wee hours of the morning, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who were kept up until 4 a.m. in a sleep lab ate more than 550 additional calories during the late-night hours. “People consumed a substantial amount of calories during those late-night hours when they would normally be in bed,” said study author Andrea Spaeth,...

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European Study Establishes Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Obesity Rate

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

A recent study has reinforced earlier claims that a sleep deprived person is at high risk of obesity. As per reports, a team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has claimed that sleep deprivation saps energy and further, halts the metabolic rate of burning calorie in the body. For the study, the team roped in 14 university students and put them through a range of sleeping condition, including curtailed sleep, no sleep, and normal sleep, in order to track the changes in their consumption pattern, blood sugar, hormone level and other indicators of metabolism. Examining the...

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