Is lack of sleep causing you to gain weight?

Did you know that people who sleep less than 4 hours are 73% more likely to be obese than those that sleep 7-9 hours? People who only sleep 5 hours are 50% more likely and people who sleep 6 hours are 23% more likely. YIKES!
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1. Sleep deprivation affects can effect hormones and increase hunger levels.
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2. The more hours you spend awake, the more time you have to eat.
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3 . Being tired also leads to lower activity levels because you’re just too tired to be active.
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❔ ⬇ How many hours a day do you sleep?⬇❔
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Melatonin released at night is anti-catabolic and helps to protect you from your daily stress. When you don’t sleep this causes your cortisol levels to be high and in turn your insulin levels as well. This can lead to your body breaking down its own muscle proteins for fuel which reduces your muscle mass. Less muscle means you burn fewer calories and your metabolism slows down actually causing you to store fat. The body then responds by turning any extra calories into fat.

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