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How does lack of sleep make you fat? What about stress?
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Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Hormonal changes
Lack of sleep increase level of hormone called ghrelin and decrease of leptin level in the body.
Stress and lack of sleep increase cortisol hormone in the body. Affects moods negatively, eating behaviour and fat metabolism. Regular good night sleep of 7-8 hours daily , relaxation, healthy diet, exercise are countering factors one may want to consider.

In brief: Hormonal changes
Lack of sleep increase level of hormone called ghrelin and decrease of leptin level in the body.
Stress and lack of sleep increase cortisol hormone in the body. Affects moods negatively, eating behaviour and fat metabolism. Regular good night sleep of 7-8 hours daily , relaxation, healthy diet, exercise are countering factors one may want to consider.
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