How much more you should sleep each night if you re trying to lose weight?

 
Related

Build your beach body in a month with this workout

Health at home
206 points

Karma and conscience

Health at home
1226 points



Most recent

Soldiers start dancing to Call Me Maybe , the internet can t get enough of their moves

Amazing histories
90 points

New study says that colored bird eggs come from dinosaurs

Technology news
162 points

Squirrel knocks on family window every day: years later they realize what she s trying to show them

Amazing histories
100 points

One energy drink enough to harm blood vessels, study says

Technology news
62 points

Man who murdered over 70 serial killers, now walks free

You have to know
158 points

There is a door in your head that no one told you about.

Magical Egypt
280 points

NYPD to Google: Stop revealing the location of police checkpoints

Technology news
88 points

An amazing choice: going for a helicopter pub crawl in Australia!

Random Time
94 points

Bone discovery at the Vatican prompts family to demand answers

About everything
100 points

Monstera Deliciosa: This fruit either burns your throat or tastes like a tropical medley.

About everything
158 points
SHARE
TWEET
The best news: Sleeping longer may be the key to reaching your health and weight-loss goals.

How much more you should sleep each night if you   re trying to lose weight?

According to a new study from researchers at King’s College London, people who snooze for an extra hour or so could end up consuming fewer sugars and carbohydrates.

With 21 participants involved, the study was admittedly small; it was also a pilot, meaning more studies would be required to support its findings.

Researchers recruited 42 people: half received a sleep consultation intended to up their time in bed by as many as 1.5 hours each night, while the other half proceeded with their bedtime habits as usual.

Each person got an individualised set of instructions – no caffeine before bed; set a pre-sleep routine that promotes relaxation; don’t go to bed too full or too hungry – and a suggested time to hit the hay.

Over the next week, participants wore motion sensors to bed and kept diaries detailing their sleep patterns and daily diets.

The study found that 86% of those in the sleep-consultation group ended up spending more time in bed, and half of them slept longer: between 52 and 90 minutes longer, to be exact.

That extra sleep may have been less restful, which researchers chalk up to it being a new habit. Among the control group, researchers saw no change.

Notably, the long sleepers also reduced their sugar intake – think: the simple sugars found in fruit juice, for example – by 10g, along with their carbohydrate intake.

As principal investigator Wendy Hall, of Kings College’s Department of Nutritional Sciences put it, “a simple change in lifestyle may really help people to consumer healthier diets.”

According to the researchers, more than a third of UK adults don’t get enough sleep. In the United States, that number looks much the same: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in three adults is not getting the suggested seven-hour nightly minimum.

Previous research supports the theory that people who sleep for shorter stretches tend to consume more kilojoules than long sleepers, and not getting enough sleep has also been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Consider this your perfect excuse to pencil in another hour of shut-eye.

Fuente: www.health24.com
SHARE
TWEET
To comment you must log in with your account or sign up!
Featured content