How does lack of sleep make you fat? What about stress?

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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How does stress and lack of sleep make you overeat?

Complex biochem. Haven't figured out the details of biologic pathways (neural, hormonal) yet. Likely affects stress hormones, ghrelin, leptins, serotonin, dopamine, other brain and neurotransmitters. Nevertheless, lack of sleep assoc w/ simple sugar intake, xs calorie intake and weight gain. So is late-night shift work. Get rest, relax the mind (stress reduction techniques, meditation), exercise, mindful eating. Read more...

How many illnesses are related to stress or lack of sleep?

Many. When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces more stress hormones and isn't able to fight off illness as well as you do when you are rested. Increased stress and decreased sleep lead to an increased risk of many infections, depression, high blood pressure, and even heart attacks and osteoporosis. Read more...

Can my fibromyalgia episodes be triggered by lack of sleep or stress?

Associated. ? Relation of Fibromyalgia, FM, "flare" & sleep-loss/stress. Unrefreshing sleep, a common FM symptom, begets daytime fatigue/depression/frustration/anxiety. FM sufferers oft have restless sleep interrupted by pelvic &/or back &/or shoulder pain intensified lying down; as injured joints torque & stress soft tissues. Soft mattress & bedtime Cannabis for soporific & analgesic effects often helps. . Read more...

What vitamins supplement needed for stress and lack of sleep?

No magic pill. Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to make up for bad habits that causes all sorts of stress on their body. The truth is that a healthy lifestyle with proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and prevention of disease supplements should be used to make up for a deficiency in your diet or imbalance in your system. Read more...