Sleeping Less Than Six Hours A Night Could Be Adding To Your Waistline!
A study conducted on 1,615 adults found that individuals who slept less than six hours a night were more likely to have an extra inch of body fat around their waist lines.
The study concluded the results by separating the participated into two groups. One group who did not get as much sleep tended to be on the heavier side than those who got between seven to nine hours of shut eye.
Lead researcher Dr Laura Hardie, of the University of Leeds, said:
Because we found that adults who reported sleeping less than their peers were more likely to be overweight or obese, our findings highlight the importance of getting enough sleep.
How much sleep we need differs between people, but the current consensus is that seven to nine hours is best for most adults.
Prior research on the topic had suggested that little sleep contributes to a desire for junk food.
For those who slept six hours or less a night their waist was an average 3cm larger than those who slept longer hours.
Shorter sleeps have also been proven to reduce levels good cholesterol that protects you from heart disease.
Make sure you are getting enough sleep at night to help your body work optimally!