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How many hours of sleep should a person get to lose weight?

How many hours of sleep should a person get to lose weight?

Weight loss: You need to have a healthy lifestyle, appropriate sleep and exercise, healthy eating. There is no exact amount of sleep but a good amount can be figured out. On a 2 week vacation, go to sleep at the same time every night, and set no alarm, by the end of the vacation, so long as you have good sleep, you will wake when your sleep need is met. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I'm trying to lose weight and I only have time to work out in the morning, leaving me tired around 3. I get at 8+ hours of sleep. Any suggestions?

I'm trying to lose weight and I only have time to work out in the morning, leaving me tired around 3. I get at 8+ hours of sleep. Any suggestions?

Weight loss: really change your diet. 64 oz of h2o. Your sleep is good. 1200-1400. Low carb diet. Increase protein intake. Continue to exercise as much as time allows. That will maintain weight loss. Diet helps you lose weight. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?

I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?

You can: If you loose weight you more than likely will be able to resolve your obstructive sleep apnea. In rare cases the structure of your adenoid, tonsils and post pharynx might be too big and can also be the cause of your OSA. I do recommend weight loss as a first step and repeating your sleep study. If it is central sleep apnea that is a different etiology. ...Read more

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How can having a good nights sleep help you lose weight?

How can  having a good nights sleep help you lose weight?

Hormones: Two hormones, leptin and gheralin are messed up with poor sleep. In this condition they make you want to eat more and eat more carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Sleep meds that make u lose weight?

Sleep meds that make u lose weight?

None : Sorry, but it's a great thought. Would sure kill two very big birds with one stone. Mmmm...., maybe if we all put it on our wish list for the holidays? ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by not sleeping enough?

Not likely, in fact: A lack of sleep messes with two hormones, leptin and gheralin. When they are not regulated they make you want to eat too much and crave carbohydrates and comfort food which will make it very hard to lose weight. ...Read more

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Do sleep deprived people lose weight or gain weight..?

Do sleep deprived people lose weight or gain weight..?

Wt causes sleep depr: Ivation. Obesity is often associated with obstructive sleep apnea. So it may be that sleep deprivation is the result of weight gain rather than the causse of weight gain. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more