The effects of sleep on our health are known, but this new study reveals that insomnia can impact us much more than we think.
It has been demonstrated the strong effect of insomnia on metabolisms. The insomnia can create a sensation of “emptiness” after eating and can impact the metabolism of fat.
A postdoctoral fellow from Washington University, Kate Ness, run a study on this topic during her graduation.
The study involved 15 men in health, they first spent a week sleeping at home, then they stayed in the sleep laboratory for 10 nights. For 5 days they were sleeping max 5 hours per nigh and they were having a heavy dinner (from a kcal point of view).
The participant blood was analyses and incredibly shown a strong increase of insuline. Fats were taken and stored much more quickly than the normal, and fats are the ones that create the weight increase.
If we don’t sleep as we have, we look for more food as we unconsciously want to have a reserve of energy. In the past centuries this was valid, but today it’s an issue considering the sedentary lives we are living.
And consequences, after longer period of poor sleep, can be much more serious: obesity, diabetes as well metabolic diseases. So sleep well to live healthy!
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