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Get Enough Sleep – Weight Loss Tips

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Experts from the National Sleep Foundation recommend that adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep per day.  Over 30% of the U.S. population, 40 million people, get less than six hours a day.  The problems from sleep deprivation are many, but what few people realize is, weight gain is one of the top. A study of healthy men and women who were monitored for eight consecutive nights showed … Continue reading

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Sleep & Weight Gain

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A report by the CDC shows that nearly 30% of adults in the U.S. don’t get enough sleep.  In fact, this group gets less than 6 hours a night.  Experts at the National Sleep Foundation recommend that people get seven to nine hours a sleep per day.  The people most at risk for poor sleep were night shift workers, warehouse staff, and hospital workers. Sleep deprivation is disastrous to a … Continue reading

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Diet, Weight, & Sleep – What’s the Link?

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Nearly everyone has had a bout of insomnia.  Typically, women have more reported episodes than men.  Beyond gender, there appears to be a link between our genes and our diet to our sleep quality.  Sleep clearly has some biological and evolutionary advantages, because being comatose for six to eight hours a day clearly has disadvantages.  For example, sleeping creatures are more easily caught by predators.  So, why then, do we … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Depression

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Sleep Apnea is a condition when your airway is blocked when you sleep, causing you to snore, snort, gasp, or not breathe for short periods of time.  Sleep apnea is linked to weight gain.  The more that you weigh; the more likely it is that you will suffer from sleep apnea.  Excess fat puts pressure on your wind pipe when you lay down making it harder to breathe. A recent … Continue reading

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Impact of Sleep of Dieting & Heart Health

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Sleep is Important to Weight Loss Sleep is important for a number of things, but it is becoming clearer that it has a direct link to weight gain.  If you are trying to lose weight, do your best to get enough rest: 6-8hrs per night. Sleepiness is Associated with Overeating A new study shows that daytime sleepiness is associated with an increased craving for carbohydrates among teens. The study followed … Continue reading

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