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Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

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Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: They are all related

Sleep deprivation can increase stress and production of stress hormones like Cortisol.
There are links to insomnia and stress, direct correlations. Increased stress can increase food cravings. Establish a consistent sleep routine. Incorporate exercise 4-5 x/wk Routine exercise promotes deeper sleep. Cardio and resistance. Limit carbs, healthy proteins, veggies, whl grains

In brief: They are all related

Sleep deprivation can increase stress and production of stress hormones like Cortisol.
There are links to insomnia and stress, direct correlations. Increased stress can increase food cravings. Establish a consistent sleep routine. Incorporate exercise 4-5 x/wk Routine exercise promotes deeper sleep. Cardio and resistance. Limit carbs, healthy proteins, veggies, whl grains
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Dr. Latoya Edwards
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep deprivation

Some consequences of chronic sleep deprivation include obesity,heart disease and hypertension, stroke, mood disorders, increased injury, forgetfulness and decreased concentration, poor interpersonal relationships, and decreased quality of life.
The average adult should sleep 7-8 hours per night, and adolescents should sleep 9. Growing children require much more.

In brief: Sleep deprivation

Some consequences of chronic sleep deprivation include obesity,heart disease and hypertension, stroke, mood disorders, increased injury, forgetfulness and decreased concentration, poor interpersonal relationships, and decreased quality of life.
The average adult should sleep 7-8 hours per night, and adolescents should sleep 9. Growing children require much more.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dr. Joyce Fiedler
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sleep

If the body does not get adequate sleep over time, the cortisol level will rise and weight gain can occur. This doesn't happen after one sleepless night - usually due to cumulative fatigue over days to weeks.
Adults should get 7-8 hours of sleep per night, teens 9-10.

In brief: Sleep

If the body does not get adequate sleep over time, the cortisol level will rise and weight gain can occur. This doesn't happen after one sleepless night - usually due to cumulative fatigue over days to weeks.
Adults should get 7-8 hours of sleep per night, teens 9-10.
Dr. Joyce Fiedler
Dr. Joyce Fiedler
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