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Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Lack of Rest Could Be Making You Fat

Here's why sleep matters. According to The Times Picayune, being sleep deprived can influence our levels of hormones that affect our feelings of hunger and fullness.

CAN YOU SLEEP OFF YOUR EXCESS WEIGHT? Going just one night without proper sleep starts to impair your physical movements and mental focus. Lack of sleep also decreases levels of your fat-regulating hormone leptin while increasing the hunger hormone ghrelin. The resulting increase in hunger and appetite can easily lead to overeating and weight gain. Small adjustments to your daily routine and sleeping area can go a long way toward ensuring you uninterrupted, restful sleep — and thereby better health.
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