When thinking about treating obesity, most of us think of diet and exercise. However, sleep loss increasingly appears to be an important factor. Dogs deprived of sleep for one night suffered a drop of 33% insulin sensitivity. The same 8 dogs had a 21% drop when fed a high-fat diet for 6 months. These results cannot be applied to humans–but poor sleep may yet be linked with overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
LifeTip: Remember, most adults need 8+ hours per night. For more tips on how to shed those unwanted pounds, watch “Lose Weight Naturally” by Dr. David DeRose.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com