You probably know it but you refuse to follow it. Getting enough sleep in a day correlates to better health. And in case you missed it, a study says sleeping less may lead to weight gain!
Despite the reminders of our parents to sleep early, we tend to enjoy doing stuff at night. As a matter of fact, even adults are caught up with different engagements left and right. And it is because of these things why our sleeping hours take a backseat.
Medical practitioners often promote ample sleep as it gives our body sufficient time to recharge. Also, it is during sleep when our brain gets its much-needed rest.
If you can remember the adage, 8 hours of sleep is best for the human body. This is especially the case for men and women with busy schedules and those who work mountains of tasks every single day.
In relation to sleeping more, a new study should convince you to start practicing the good habit. According to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, less sleep makes you gain more, fats!
The study, which is conducted on an astounding number of 1,615 adults living in the United Kingdom revealed a stark difference between those who sleep 6 hours a night compared to those who sleep for 9. The research found that those who sleep less possess a waistline measurement that’s 3 centimeters or 1.18 inches bigger.
Moreover, the participants who sleep less faired heavier on the weighing scale. Their Body Mass Index counts were higher as well. (BMI is the analysis of one’s weight versus height. Ideally, if you are taller, your weight bracket would be higher. This scoring categorizes people as underweight, normal, overweight, or obese.)
Further, the findings revealed that people who have less sleep recorded lower HDL cholesterol. Did you know that these high-density lipoproteins (HDL) are the good ones? So preferably, you should have a higher count of them!
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