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How much sleep do I need per night to manage my weight?

How much sleep do I need per night to manage my weight?

8 hours or more: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body ( high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. Good sleeping habits allow your body to function at its peak and burn calories efficiently. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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What can I do or substitute for eating late at night? I find comfort and easier to sleep when i do, but it makes losing weight difficult.

What can I do or substitute for eating late at night? I find comfort and easier to sleep when i do, but it makes losing weight difficult.

Common problem: Changing behavior is hard especially when it's comforting. Most of over eating happens later at night, start an early bed schedule, clear the high calorie foods from home. It helps if you join a group activity as studies have shown that discussion of weight and diet by similarly struggling folks keeps the weight down. ...Read more

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Hi, akash, my age 21.Weight 54, height 5 ft 9 inch.I go jim 8:00pm night, comeback at 9:15 pm n sleep at 11:00pm.Best options to eat at night after jim?

Hi, akash, my age 21.Weight 54, height 5 ft 9 inch.I go jim 8:00pm night, comeback at 9:15 pm n sleep at 11:00pm.Best options to eat at night after jim?

Depends: If you have not eaten your evening meal, you should eat a balanced meal. If you are asking what to snack on, would suggest some protein, fruit or veggies. Avoid the junk and sodas. Don't overdue any. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight faster ? I am working at night and sleeping on the day..

What is the best way to lose weight faster ? I am working at night and sleeping on the day..

Faster?: There is no way that is healthy to lose weight "faster". Your goal should be to eat healthy foods, targeting a caloric intake which is less than what you are burning per day. The latter can be affected to your advantage when wanting to lose weight, by increasing your physical activity. Diet pills and supplements have many dangerous side effects to them. Avoid. ...Read more

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I have been extremely tired, unable to sleep at night, and have gained excessive weight. Could I have symptoms of a thyroid problem?

I have been extremely tired, unable to sleep at night, and have gained excessive weight. Could I have symptoms of a thyroid problem?

Possibly: These symptoms are consistent with a thyroid disorder, but they could be due to other conditions instead. A medical checkup would be a good start to track down the cause(s). Hypothyroidism, if this seems likely after a good medical exam, can be confirmed with blood tests. ...Read more

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Should i wake ten week old low birth weight baby four pounds thirteen ounces to feed at night time still, how long should she sleep for max.

Should i wake ten week old low birth weight baby four pounds thirteen ounces to feed at night time still, how long should she sleep for max.

Sleep schedule: A baby should be sleeping 16-20 hours per day.If the baby is sleeping through the night, good. Get your rest do you can face the day. If you are concerned about the babys weight you can get formula that supplies 24 calories per ounce if you are nursing, you can supplement with that formula. ...Read more

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Sir, I am unable to sleep at night. Sometimes it takes more than 3-4 hours for me to fall asleep. I am also a hard weight gainer . I'm unable to gain?

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I am unable to sleep at night. Sometimes it takes more than 3-4 hours for me to fall asleep. I am also a hard weight gainer . I'm unable to gain?

Physical exam: Set yourself up for a comprehensive phsicial exam and blood testing, including a full metabolic workup. Your questions deserve further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have heard that not sleeping well at night can cause weight gain. Why?

I have heard that not sleeping well at night can cause weight gain. Why?

Sleep deprivation: Not sleeping well at night can disturb the balance of certain hormones, such as cortisol, leptin and ghrelin. Too much, or disrupted cortisol rhythm in the system, can come with stress -- and can cause Insulin resistance and weight gain. Ghrelin stimulates appetite, while leptin tells the brain you're full. Poor sleep drives leptin levels down, and ghrelin levels up -- stimulating appetite. ...Read more