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Why do same say lack of sleep leads to obesity?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep and obesity.
Sleep deprivation has been linked to difficulty losing weight.
And diabetes. And high blood pressure. And early death. Get enough sleep. Six to nine hours nightly.

In brief: Sleep and obesity.
Sleep deprivation has been linked to difficulty losing weight.
And diabetes. And high blood pressure. And early death. Get enough sleep. Six to nine hours nightly.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Being tired increases appetite too
Dr. Linda Callaghan
People who cannot sleep tend to eat late at night . Since they cannot work out these extra calories, over a period of time, they put on weight.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Adrenal support
When we do not get sleepthat is the time adrenals produce cortisol and this interrupts and puts body in a stress mode.
Body things it has to fight and run for its life and says "i do not have time to poop and i need all this storage of energy" people start gathering belly fat (storage of our vital energy is near belly button) when we reset adrenals with vitamins and minerals then body adapts bette.

In brief: Adrenal support
When we do not get sleepthat is the time adrenals produce cortisol and this interrupts and puts body in a stress mode.
Body things it has to fight and run for its life and says "i do not have time to poop and i need all this storage of energy" people start gathering belly fat (storage of our vital energy is near belly button) when we reset adrenals with vitamins and minerals then body adapts bette.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Inflammatory
Sleep apnea produces an inflammatory response within the body.
This response causes an increase in leptin which is supposed to control appetite, but the body is not responsive to this effect. Further, the body develops Insulin resistance; the body does not respond to Insulin like it should... It's a chronic and vicious cycle. Excessive sleepiness also reduces the drive to excercise.

In brief: Inflammatory
Sleep apnea produces an inflammatory response within the body.
This response causes an increase in leptin which is supposed to control appetite, but the body is not responsive to this effect. Further, the body develops Insulin resistance; the body does not respond to Insulin like it should... It's a chronic and vicious cycle. Excessive sleepiness also reduces the drive to excercise.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Vasu Brown
holistic perspective - the inflammation from food causes pancreas to leak insulin - high/low sugar
Dr. Vasu Brown
this creates the brain to turn off satiation control - so glutamine resets satiation on in brain
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