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Lack Of Sleep Can Increase Insulin Resistance

Filed under: HealthScience!Sleep

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We all know that regularly getting under six hours of sleep a night isn't healthy.

Well puffy eyes and a crappy mood should only be the least of your worries.

Various studies have found that long term sleep deprivation can increase the risk of serious health problems, like obesity and type II diabetes.

A new study found that sleep deprivation impairs fat cells' ability to respond to insulin, a hormone that regulates metabolism and is a big piece in the diabetes puzzle.

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Sleep Deprivation Can Increase Your Chances Of Getting Fat

Filed under: HealthObeseSleep

Sleep deprivation linked to weight gain

Here's one more reason to get to bed at a decent hour. A recent study of 17 healthy individuals' sleep patterns and its effect on caloric intake discovered that those who slept less, ate more, used less energy, and therefore, gained more weight.

In controlled conditions, some participants were allowed to sleep their normal amount, while others were restricted to two-thirds of what they normally slept. The sleep-deprived peeps ate an extra 539 calories than normal and burned no more calories than the their well-rested counterparts.

The study's lead author, Dr. Andrew Calvin, explained the findings by saying

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