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.