Does Bad Sleep Make You Fat?

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Bad sleep, sleep deprivation, or inadequate sleep can make you gain weight and become fat. Recent scientific studies have proven that obesity increases your risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Please, click here for a detailed article about the scientifically proven health benefits of adequate good quality sleep.

Lack of sleep forces you to eat a lot of junk food during the time when you are supposed to be sleeping. In addition to this, it increases your appetite for high calory sugary foods.

Furthermore, good quality sleep enhances your body’s ability to metabolize carbohydrates which means if you are not having enough sleep, your body is not metabolizing carbohydrates properly and they are being stored as fats.


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