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Archive for the ‘Sleep Deprivation’ Category

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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Lack of Sleep Increases Calorie Intake

A recent study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, reveals that lack of sleep can induce people to eat larger portions of energy-dense food or food that are high in calories. As such, poor sleeping habits could increase the risk of becoming overweight in the long run. The research involved 16 males with normal weight.  In a buffet-like condition, the participants were asked to choose their ideal ration of 7 meals and 6 snack items under both hungry and satisfied conditions. In one condition, the participants had lack of sleep, while the other condition, they had a complete sleep (about 8 hours). Main […]

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Poor Nutrition Linked to Short Sleep

A new study revealed that certain food nutrients affect the length of sleep of people. People who have normal sleep usually have the most varied diet and conversely, while short or long sleepers have the least varied diet. The study led by Michael Grandner, instructor, was released online in advance of the printed copy in the journal Appetite. Data from the 2007-2008 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was analyzed and found out that very short sleepers have fewer than five hours of sleep a night. The very short sleep is linked to lower intake of lycopene (found in […]

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Reasons Behind Diet Failures

Jessica Bartfield,MD, a medical specialist in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care states that many people resolve to lose weight every year but only 20% are able to achieve their goals. She adds that dieting is a skill that requires practice and learning, but most people do not decrease in size because of four top reasons. The number one reason people do not lose weight is that they underestimate the number of calories they actually consume in a day. She recommends paying attention to food portion sizes and increasing awareness of every […]

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