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Do You Believe There Is A Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss?

Postby Corgin » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:10 am

The latest research suggests that you need seven to nine hours of sleep a night to lose weight and keep it off.
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Do You Believe There Is A Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss?

Postby Riordan » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:48 am

Without a doubt I think there is a connection. In general everyone agrees that sleep does our bodies good. But when it comes to specific examples of "will sleep help with this or will sleep help with that?", people tend to get skeptical about it. It is pretty odd really.If you think about it, it seems like there are a few different levels to look at this from, but all lead to the idea of proper sleep aiding in weight loss. One level is that, if you sleep less than 7 hours a night, you are a wake more, and probably eating more. Another one is that, people who do sleep less than that, usually stay awake later at night. Staying awake longer at night leads to a much higher possibility of eating late at night - the worst time to eat if you are trying to lose weight. Also, we have the angle to look at it from the basis of metabolism and burning fat. If you body isn't running like it should because you wear it down, it seems much more likely you will become unhealthy and gain weight.Just my thoughts, hope this helps!
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Postby Ahanu » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:33 am

It is an important clue in solving "the case of overweight" My beliefs are founded on data, and it is resoundingly clear that this association is very strong...    BUT THERE IS EVEN MORE TO THE STORY!!!(below).   In a study of nearly 8000 Japaneese Children it was found that kids that got less than 8 hrs of sleep were TWICE as likely to be obese as kids with >10 hrs of sleep a night!   They adjusted for height, parental obesity, and other lifestyle factors.    Who's kids get this much sleep?  Well now... Mine! Study of night shift vs day shift workers over 1 yr.     The night shift workers gained on average 9 lbs in 2 yrs.. . the day shift workers gained on average of 2 lbs.   Same shift length and work demands.    Hmmmm. It is highly suggested by the research that sleep is an 'essential nutrient' for the body to repair and heal.    In the absence of being replete in sleep(or having gone into 'sleep debt') the body will call upon other 'nutrients' to help protect and grow the body.    A good example of this is a study in the American Journal of Physiology which investigated the diets of sleep-deprived rats.    First of all they sleep deprived rats,   Then they gave the rats one of 2 diets...     1)  A portion-controlled(normal calorie) high-protein diet.     2)  A standard diet - with no portion control. What happened?       1)  The sleep deprived rats ate 250% more than when they were not sleep deprived(sounds like do-nuts on the night shift, eh?)     2)  The rats that had normal calorie intake during this time had a 40% SHORTER lifespan! What is the lesson?  Not only is sleep debt deeply associated with FAT GAIN(especially around the middle), if calorie deprivation is instituted during such a period, there is evidence for WORSENING Health.     If sleep deprivation is a contributing factor worsening shape, then the treatment is SLEEP!    However there are many potential causes for the body wanting to create and hold on to excess fat...   The trick is to find out what are your particular issues and treat the CAUSE of weight gain.      Hint..  If you still think it is all explained with calories in vs. calories out you are still smokin the diet doctors and supplement pushers and pharmaceutical industry's dope.     You can learn more on the real causes of weight and shape changes and what to do about them by being part of a collaborative community at Health Coach University....  There is also a course which examines the multiple influences upon weight and shape, and how to leverage this knowledge in a way to create and keep a more desirable shape as well as better health. Their "cafe" can be found at this link.. http://www.healthcoachuniversity.com/course/view.php?id=2    All you have to do is register to browse. Now Get off of your computer and GO TO BED!!!!!!!      Be Well. Sources: http://www.healthcoachuniversity.com/course/view.php?id=2 hlthsceneinvestig8r 84 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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Do You Believe There Is A Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss?

Postby Moki » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:48 pm

Fourth Meal... In a way I do. More precisely, I think there is a connection between lack of sleep and weight gain. If you are up long enough, sooner or later you will find yourself going for that late night snack(?fourth meal?). So it is not so much the lack of sleep that causes weight gain, but they are related, since it was the extra calories you were ingesting while you were awake, and everyone else in the world was sleeping. Also, since we are talking overall statistics, it is important to ask yourself what people are generally doing who are up all night. We tend to think of someone at home watching movies, but often late night crawlers are out in bars, clubs, and restaurants, where they eat and drink thousands of calories before crawling home to sleep it off. Do that enough, and you will certainly see it on the scale. SoulStorms 84 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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Do You Believe There Is A Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss?

Postby Delaney » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:09 am

Yes, low sleep causes coritsol to rise from stress, which would increase weight. Shasha 84 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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Do You Believe There Is A Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss?

Postby Aldrin » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:51 am

After years of untreated obstructive apena I say from experience that it sleep affects everything including weight loss. In short bursts, being sleep deprived can accelerate short term weight loss. However, in the long term, sleep and the repairs that your body provides for itself during the deeper levels of good sleep are essential for maintaining health and metabolism. When a person is sleep deprived over a long period, their metabolism slows to a crawl. The trash removal system is one of the first to break down. Without adequate trash removal the body has to scale way back on how much fuel it burns. Because, the chemicals left over from burning can quickly become deadly when allowed to accumulate.Fat burning is halted when the waste products from burning the fat cannot be disposed of properly. Much of the bodies self repair happens during deep sleep. Sources: obstructive apena and my good doc.   Wimpy's Recommendations Sleep Soundly Amazon List Price: $13.98 Used from: $9.29 Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5(based on 22 reviews) Soothing Sounds for Sleep Amazon List Price: $14.99 Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5(based on 30 reviews) Respacare - Cpap / Bipap Nasal Pillow Mask - Optilife Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5(based on 1 reviews) Sleep Good, Sleep and Breath Both Good. Wimpy 84 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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Postby Federico » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:28 pm

My beliefs are founded on data, and it is resoundingly clear that this association is very strong...    BUT THERE IS EVEN MORE TO THE STORY!!!(below).   In a study of nearly 8000 Japaneese Children it was found that kids that got less than 8 hrs of sleep were TWICE as likely to be obese as kids with >10 hrs of sleep a night!   They adjusted for height, parental obesity, and other lifestyle factors.    Who's kids get this much sleep?  Well now... Mine! Study of night shift vs day shift workers over 1 yr.     The night shift workers gained on average 9 lbs in 2 yrs.. . the day shift workers gained on average of 2 lbs.   Same shift length and work demands.    Hmmmm. It is highly suggested by the research that sleep is an 'essential nutrient' for the body to repair and heal.    In the absence of being replete in sleep(or having gone into 'sleep debt') the body will call upon other 'nutrients' to help protect and grow the body.    A good example of this is a study in the American Journal of Physiology which investigated the diets of sleep-deprived rats.    First of all they sleep deprived rats,   Then they gave the rats one of 2 diets...     1)  A portion-controlled(normal calorie) high-protein diet.     2)  A standard diet - with no portion control. What happened?       1)  The sleep deprived rats ate 250% more than when they were not sleep deprived(sounds like do-nuts on the night shift, eh?)     2)  The rats that had normal calorie intake during this time had a 40% SHORTER lifespan! What is the lesson?  Not only is sleep debt deeply associated with FAT GAIN(especially around the middle), if calorie deprivation is instituted during such a period, there is evidence for WORSENING Health.     If sleep deprivation is a contributing factor worsening shape, then the treatment is SLEEP!    However there are many potential causes for the body wanting to create and hold on to excess fat...   The trick is to find out what are your particular issues and treat the CAUSE of weight gain.      Hint..  If you still think it is all explained with calories in vs. calories out you are still smokin the diet doctors and supplement pushers and pharmaceutical industry's dope.     You can learn more on the real causes of weight and shape changes and what to do about them by being part of a collaborative community at Health Coach University....  There is also a course which examines the multiple influences upon weight and shape, and how to leverage this knowledge in a way to create and keep a more desirable shape as well as better health. Their "cafe" can be found at this link.. http://www.healthcoachuniversity.com/course/view.php?id=2    All you have to do is register to browse. Now Get off of your computer and GO TO BED!!!!!!!      Be Well.
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Do You Believe There Is A Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss?

Postby Dunlop » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:45 pm

Absolutley, I think that there is a connection. Without a doubt I think there is a connection. In general everyone agrees that sleep does our bodies good. But when it comes to specific examples of "will sleep help with this or will sleep help with that?", people tend to get skeptical about it. It is pretty odd really.If you think about it, it seems like there are a few different levels to look at this from, but all lead to the idea of proper sleep aiding in weight loss. One level is that, if you sleep less than 7 hours a night, you are a wake more, and probably eating more. Another one is that, people who do sleep less than that, usually stay awake later at night. Staying awake longer at night leads to a much higher possibility of eating late at night - the worst time to eat if you are trying to lose weight. Also, we have the angle to look at it from the basis of metabolism and burning fat. If you body isn't running like it should because you wear it down, it seems much more likely you will become unhealthy and gain weight.Just my thoughts, hope this helps! Sources: This is my opinion. msujrod 84 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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Postby nathaniel » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:41 pm

In short bursts, being sleep deprived can accelerate short term weight loss. However, in the long term, sleep and the repairs that your body provides for itself during the deeper levels of good sleep are essential for maintaining health and metabolism. When a person is sleep deprived over a long period, their metabolism slows to a crawl. The trash removal system is one of the first to break down. Without adequate trash removal the body has to scale way back on how much fuel it burns. Because, the chemicals left over from burning can quickly become deadly when allowed to accumulate.Fat burning is halted when the waste products from burning the fat cannot be disposed of properly. Much of the bodies self repair happens during deep sleep.
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Do You Believe There Is A Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss?

Postby Dominick » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:39 am

In a way I do. More precisely, I think there is a connection between lack of sleep and weight gain. If you are up long enough, sooner or later you will find yourself going for that late night snack(?fourth meal?). So it is not so much the lack of sleep that causes weight gain, but they are related, since it was the extra calories you were ingesting while you were awake, and everyone else in the world was sleeping. Also, since we are talking overall statistics, it is important to ask yourself what people are generally doing who are up all night. We tend to think of someone at home watching movies, but often late night crawlers are out in bars, clubs, and restaurants, where they eat and drink thousands of calories before crawling home to sleep it off. Do that enough, and you will certainly see it on the scale.
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