2010-10-04 Sleep loss might thwart dieters' fat loss


Getting too little sleep might prevent dieters from losing as much body fat as they otherwise would have, a small study suggests.

The findings, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, add to evidence that sleep habits play a role in weight regulation. They also suggest that people embarking on a weight-loss plan may want to make sure they are catching enough shut-eye each night, researchers say.

The study included 10 overweight men and women who lived in a sleep lab for two separate two-week periods. During both, they were kept on the same calorie-restricted diet; but for one period, the participants slept for 8.5 hours per night, while during the other, they got 5.5 hours.(Read entire article)

2010-10-04 Sleep Loss May Hinder Dieters' Fat-Loss Efforts



Weight loss and a lack of sleep may be linked together, according to a recent study which found that sleep-deprived people on diets experience less fat loss.

The findings were published on Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, finding that sleep habits factor into weight regulation. Researchers say that people trying to lose weight should try to get more sleep, otherwise their body will consume muscle over fat.(Read entire article)