Sleep deprivation linked to obesity
There are many health problems that are caused due the lack of sleep, ranging from excess stress, fatigue to memory loss. It is a known fact that lack of sleep slows down the weight loss procedure.
In a new research conducted by the researchers at the University of Chicago, it is found that the lack of adequate sleep in an average human being puts him or her at the risk of obesity.
In their research, the team finds out various reasons in detail to that fuel weight gain in people who don’t sleep properly.
According to them, the improper sleep adversely affects the appetite cycle and pushes people to eat more than the normal.
When the calorie intake is higher than the calories spent, it obviously leads to weight gain, and over a period of time it turns into overweight and obesity.
Dr. Knuston, the lead professor of this study, has found the evidence in his experiments and medical observations.
According to him, the people who sleep for less than six hours a day on a consistent basis are more likely to be at the risk of obesity.
As per the findings of this study, there are nearly 53 million people in the United States who sleeps for less than six hours a day.