• 3 Ways Sleep Affects Your Metabolism

    6 days ago - By Dr Frank Lipman

    1. Poor Weight Maintenance
    Skimping on sleep can lead to weight gain, especially around the waist where stress-induced pounds often collect.
    Studies show that sleep-deprived people tend to select sweet, fatty comfort foods. This quick-energy fare may compensate for the sluggishness and fatigue a poor night's sleep produces, but it also increases daily caloric intake by as much as 20 percent.
    “When you don't get enough sleep, you don't get the restoration sleep provides,” says Orfeu Buxton, PhD, professor of biobehavioral health at Pennsylvania State University. “The brain and body have to...
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