Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of obesity, which puzzles health experts who shed light on the nature of this relationship.
It is widely known that sleep contributes to the repair of the brain and is important for the health of the whole body.
"Many studies show a direct link between lack of sleep and obesity," says Shivani Radev, a dietitian. "Insomnia leads to low energy as well as to hormones such as elevated ghrelin levels, thus increasing appetite and promoting fat storage.The sleep also leads to decreased sensitivity to insulin and glucose tolerance as well as to increased levels of cortisol, all of which are directly related to obesity.
A study published in the BMJ found a close link between sleep deprivation and obesity in adults.
Another study of the National Institutes of Health of the US National Medical Library looked at the latest evidence linking low sleep duration and poor sleeping quality overweight with an emphasis on adult research.
The study concludes that sleep deprivation affects the energy balance, increases costs and affects calories.
Increases drowsiness and fatigue by steady behavior and thus reduces energy costs associated with exercises. A good night's sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.
When it comes to sleeping at night, people should try to increase exposure to bright daylight, reduce exposure to blue at night and reduce caffeine consumption, sleep and wake up in a row.