Get more sleep if you want to reduce obesity, research
Chicago: American scientists say that more sleep helps reduce obesity because that is why we need fewer calories.
The results of this study of 80 volunteers are significant because previous research has repeatedly shown that sleep deprivation can lead to obesity and diabetes, as well as various heart and brain diseases. Appears
The study, conducted at the University of Chicago, involved healthy volunteers between the ages of 25 and 35, half of whom slept one hour and 12 minutes longer than usual for two weeks.
That is, if they were getting 8 hours of deep sleep at night, then with the help of different methods this duration was increased to 9 hours and 12 minutes.
The series lasted two weeks, during which the volunteers were monitored for sleep duration, waking routines and daily energy needs.
Volunteers who slept more than usual (but calm and standard) lost their appetite, improved digestion and kept their weight under control without extra exercise or physical exertion.
An average hourly increase in sleep reduced the volunteers’ daily nutritional needs by about 400 calories.
The lead author of the study, Dr. Asri Tasali, says that in recent years, it has been found that sleep deprivation increases appetite and increases the risk of obesity. At the same time, the question arose as to whether a good night’s sleep, one hour more than usual, could help us in reducing obesity.
The results of this study, registered as a clinical trial in the United States, are published in the latest issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, which shows that the role of good and long sleep is also important in reducing obesity. May be.
These findings are promising, but they are not finalized at this time due to limited research.