HHS Healthbeat (9-25-13)
Sleep Less, Weigh More
You can’t eat while you’re asleep, but that’s not the only benefit from getting enough sleep if you’re trying to control your weight. 225 people ages 22 to 50 spent 18 days in a sleep lab without exercise where researchers could measure what they ate and how long they slept. When people stayed up into the early morning, they went for more calories: When they were up from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., they consumed more than 550 calories on average. In addition, the calories consumed during these late hours were higher in fat. The average gain for the sleep-restricted people was a couple of pounds.
The study was conducted by Andrea Spaeth of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and published in the journal Sleep was supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Studies have shown that taking a Factor4 shake before bed time will not only help you sleep better but help curb those late night cravings and temptations – That’s a WIN – WIN in my book so what are you waiting for?