Hmm, this is something that Martin keeps reminding me and the last time was with the addage ‘if you don’t get a minumum of 8 hrs sleep per night – NO TRAINING’. Makes sense especially when you read this excellent article. Enjoy!
Weight loss: are you getting enough sleep? It’s a serious question..Take a look at this:
It’s 2004 (6 December 2004) and the headline reads:
Did you see it? The article goes on to confirm that researchers at the University of Chicago have found that partial sleep deprivation alters the circulating levels of the hormones that regulate hunger, causing an increase in appetite and a preference for calorie-dense, high-carbohydrate foods.
So this study (published in the 7 Dec. 2004 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine), gives us a mechanism linking sleep loss to the current epidemic of obesity.
In the experiment, research subjects (who slept only four hours a night for two nights) had an 18 percent decrease in leptin, the hormone that tells the brain there is no need for more food, and a 28 percent increase in ghrelin, the…
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