Is it true that if you sleep less, your body will tend to hoard extra weight?

Is it true that if you sleep less, your body will tend to hoard extra weight?

Yes, sleep deprivation is associated with increased appetite, which leads to a tendency to eat more and gain weight.

Q. Is it true that if you sleep less, your body will tend to hoard extra weight?

A. Yes, sleep deprivation is associated with increased appetite, which leads to a tendency to eat more and gain weight.

Also, people who do not sleep enough tend to be more tired in the daytime and inclined to exercise less. These are some factors which may cause weight gain in sleep deprived people.

The above information was provided by Dr Lim Li Ling, President of Singapore Sleep Society and Medical Director of the Singapore Neurology & Sleep Centre.

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