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Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Weight Gain?

A new research study has found that lack of sleep causes people to eat more and they also do not burn extra calories. This study has added to growing evidence on the link between lack of sleep and weight gain.

Sleep experts say those who wish to lose or maintain weight should get quality sleep to achieve their goal. Along with diet, sound sleep is also necessary to maintain good health.

Previous research has revealed that less sleep leads to extra weight. A recent Swedish study found that sleep-deprived people burnt fewer calories.

In the US, about 50 to 70 million people suffer from sleep disorders, reveal the National Institutes of Health. Among these a sizeable number are shift workers.

Besides weight gain, lack of quality can also lead to lethargy and lack of energy. Over time, sleep deprivation can pack on the pounds, warn researchers.

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