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Some Possible Reasons for Weight Gain After Sleep Loss
Following sleep loss, normal-weight men prefer larger food portions, seek more calories, exhibit signs of increased food-related impulsivity, experience more pleasure from food, and expend less energy. Christian Benedict, Uppsala UniversityThe researchers made some other interesting discoveries. They found that after sleep loss the level of hormones that promote appetite (such as ghrelin) increased and the level of those that promote satiety (such as glucagon-like peptide 1) decreased. Ghrelin is made by the stomach and glucagon-like peptide 1 is made by the intestine.
The Endocannabinoid System
The Role of Gut Bacteria
A healthy diet as well as adequate sleep is needed to prevent weight gain.Photo by Linda Crampton
Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep
Researchers have pointed out that getting enough high-quality sleep probably won't be very helpful for weight loss if we make lots of poor diet choices or never exercise during the day. Combined with a healthy diet and adequate exercise, it could be very beneficial, however.
Sleep loss and weight gain: Uppsala University research
Lack of sleep and endocannabinoid level: University of Chicago research
Weight gain after insufficient sleep from the Mayo Clinic