What is the connection between body weight and sleep?
Keeping this in mind, many researchers tried to find out what is the connection between body weight and sleep. During this period, one thing that was common in many studies is that it is difficult for a person to control his hunger due to less sleep required and not getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night. This is why there are serious illnesses ranging from obesity to heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
Study done on more than 1 lakh people
In a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, it has been found that if a person sleeps for just 15 minutes less, then he can also gain a lot of weight (Weight Gain). In this study, the quality of sleep of 1 lakh 20 thousand people was monitored for 2 years and for this, sleep apps on smartphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers were used.The results of the study showed that people who had a BMI of more than 30, which is classified as Obesity, had only 15 minutes less sleep than those with a healthy BMI.
Hunger boosting hormone increases rapidly if sleep is not complete.
Research also revealed that when a person is not able to sleep, Ghrelin hormone increases in the body and leptin hormone deficiency starts. Leptin suppresses appetite and helps in weight loss while Ghrelin is a fast-growing hormone that increases appetite and is responsible for weight gain. The risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease is also significantly increased due to weight gain.
In a study done on 10 thousand 308 people in the UK, researchers found that those who had reduced their daily night sleep from 7 hours to 5 hours, doubled their risk of death from heart disease as well as many other reasons. Was too much.