Sleepless Nights

March 1, 2008

Appeared in Orange Coast Voice newspaper March 2008, page 11

Shorter Sleep Adds on Pounds: Sleep More to Trim Down
by Sarah S. Mosko Ph.D.


Research suggests there is a connection between sleep habits and obesity in children and adults.

Surely shaving minutes or hours off the time you habitually sleep should help you drop a few pounds since metabolism is slower in sleep than waking. Right?

Wrong. Recent science suggests that foregoing sleep is contributing to America’s obesity epidemic and that two hormones you have probably never heard of might play center stage.

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