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Recent research says you can lose weight with better sleep

An unhealthy weight can severely affect a person’s health in different ways. That is why many people make a mindful effort to lose excess body weight and fat. However, it turns out that a hidden aspect, that is, sleeping patterns, can easily ruin these efforts. According to the new research by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have cited, in the United States, more than one in three individuals are considered overweight. The same is true for obesity; more than one in three U.S. adults is expected to live with this condition, which can incline them to other health-related issues, which include heart disease and diabetes.

An unhealthy weight, on the other hand, is not the only setback that threatens the health of people. Lack of good quality sleep can also cause various problems for people around the world. Researchers found that consuming the last meal at least two hours before going to bed wasn’t linked with any long-standing differences in blood glucose levels in healthy adults. The research also recommended that regularly getting more sleep can be a better option than dieting, particularly when it comes to preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. “Short sleep duration and sleep deprivation are related to unwholesome eating habits and impaired glucose metabolism,” researchers wrote. Inconsistent sleep patterns were also found to be linked with weight issues more than those who consumed the right food before going to sleep.

Work out has also been shown to enhance sleep quality. For instance, Oregon State University researchers found that people who work out regularly at least 160 minutes a week slept much better and felt more attentive during the day than those who didn’t exercise much. Experts also suggest not exercising right before bedtime, as that can make it difficult to fall asleep.

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