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How can lack of sleep contribute to weight gain?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Opportunity

There are multiple ways.
First, at night while watching tv and being bored, you're more likely to snack and take in extra calories. In addition, sleep triggers a hormone, leptin, that gives the feeling of satiety and decreased hunger. So getting less sleep makes you chronically more hungry.

In brief: Opportunity

There are multiple ways.
First, at night while watching tv and being bored, you're more likely to snack and take in extra calories. In addition, sleep triggers a hormone, leptin, that gives the feeling of satiety and decreased hunger. So getting less sleep makes you chronically more hungry.
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