Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2012
On December 15, Online Bed Quilt issued a statement reacting to new research on the relationship between the amount of sleep we get and our appetite.
According to an article from US News, “the study included 27 normal-weight men and women, aged 30 to 45, who were studied under two sleep conditions: short sleep (four hours) and normal sleep (nine hours).” The study found differences between men and women in the way sleep effects hunger. Short sleep was found to increase ghrelin, a hunger-stimulating hormone in men but not women. However, “short sleep reduced levels of the satiety (feeling of fullness) hormone GLP-1 in women but not in men,” the article said.
The research was published in the journal Sleep, and their findings suggest that a shortened amount of sleep increases hunger in men and decreases the feeling of fullness in women. However, the study could not find a direct “cause and effect” relationship between sleep and hunger.
Justin Maas, a representative for Online Bed Quilt, reacted to the study, saying that it is important to remember that sleep can have a big impact on weight loss. “While the study did not find a cause and effect relationship between the two, we still know that hunger is adversely affected by a lack of sleep,” Maas said. “People who want to lose weight and also have trouble getting their eight hours of sleep in every night should consider making some changes to their sleeping habits.”
Maas said that some good tricks are to keep your sleep schedule consistent and avoid eating before you go to sleep. He added that some people may need to consider switching their mattress in order to get a good night’s sleep.
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