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5 Tips for Burning More Fat While You Sleep

  Getting your ZZZs isn’t just a matter of fighting fatigue and ensuring pleasant mood; sleep is crucial for maintaining your health. A lack of sleep is associated with increased occurrence of inflammation, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis.  Conversely, when you get a good night’s sleep, you maintain or improve skills and knowledge committed to memory and experience better weight control, among other things. Additionally, sleep is critical for resetting your body’s functions!  One of the key functions being energy metabolism, meaning the way your body generates ATP (energy) from the nutrients in the food you eat.  But as […]

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Losing Weight While Sleeping

Fad diets are usually controversial, with different experts on opposite ends citing their opinions on various weight loss strategies being promoted to the public. The newest diet plan is described in a book, The Overnight Diet: The Proven Plan for Fast, Permanent Weight Loss, written by Dr. Caroline Apovian, an expert in the medical field of managing obesity.  Her impressive credentials can encourage dieters to consider her strategy seriously, since she is no less than the director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, as well as their director of Clinical Research at the Obesity […]

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Managing Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep. Pauses in breathing can last from a few seconds to several minutes. They may occur as often as 30 times or more in an hour. When sleep is interrupted throughout the night, people can be drowsy during the day, increasing their risk for work-related accidents, car crashes, and other medical problems. People who have it must get treatment, which includes lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, breathing devices, or surgery. Although most cases of sleep apnea are mild, the condition can sometimes be […]

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Too Little Sleep Plus Binging Leads to Weight Gain

A new study reveals that lack of sleep leads to overeating of snacks after dinner, which has more calories than any single meal, thereby leading to weight gain. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to Kenneth Wright, director at the University of Colorado, extra sleep per se will not lead to loss of weight and that weight gain and obesity problems are much more complex than that.  Wright and colleagues monitored 16 male and female adults who were young, lean and healthy.  The participants lived for about two weeks at the […]

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Vigorous Exercise Linked to Good Sleep

People who exercise have reported a good night’s sleep almost every night compared to non-exercisers who have sleeping problems such as waking up during the night and difficulty in falling asleep almost every night. Likewise, vigorous exercisers have a two-fold likelihood of better sleep than non-exercisers.  Moreover, those who lead a sedentary lifestyle might have a negative impact on the quality of sleep. A sample of 1,000 adults was used in the 2013 Sleep in America® annual poll with ages ranging from 23 to 60 years old using the 2010 U.S. census data.  The participants were grouped into four categories […]

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