Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sleep Well

Did you know that getting enough sleep at night can help you lose or maintain your ideal weight?

A study done by doctors of Norfolk Medical Center, Norfolk, Virginia on nine hundred twenty four male and female subjects revealed that people within the ideal weight range sleep an extra fifteen minutes at night than their overweight counterpart.

While experts in New York said that people who sleep for just five hours every night is fifty percent more likely to be obese or overweight compared to those who sleep an extra hour of sleep which is twenty three percent more likely to be obese or overweight.

Researchers believed that septin, a hormone associated with suppressing our appetite for food increases in level when we get enough or extra sleep and decreases the secretion of ghrelin, a hormone associated with stimulating our appetite.

When we are sleep deprived, we are most likely to over eat because of the increase in the level of ghrelin in our blood that stimulates our appetite to eat and the decrease of septin in our blood level.

And that’s another reason to catch up on our precious sleep at night.

4 comments:

Katrina said...

what i know is that the quality of sleep at night is way better than that during the day time :D

its said that early to bed, early to rise really does have great benefits to the body..

Katrina said...

sleep well :D

kg said...

Lucky me, I get an average of 8 hours of sleep a day.

And don't you notice, when you can't sleep, you feel hungry and eat? hmmm...must be the hormones...

Bundles said...

Lack of sleep makes a person weak. Sabi nila ang panlaban sa puyat ay kumain nang kumain.

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