Sleeping More Could Help You Cut Down On Sugar And Lose Weight

Experts Say Getting More Sleep Could Be The Key To Sticking To Your Diet

Getting an extra 20 minutes' sleep each night can help boost weight loss, study suggests

The statistics also implied, but this protracted sleep could have been of the lower grade than the control class and investigators think an amount of adjustment to some new pattern might be required.

A new study by King's College London, however, is claiming that if you get just 20 minutes extra shut-eye a night can help stave off craving temptations. There were no significant changes in diet in the control group. If you feel your eating habits are becoming unhealthy and that you're not able to stick to a healthy diet, it's probably because of sleep deprivation. They also found lower carbohydrate intake in this group.

Results show 86 per cent of the group managed to increase time in bed by an average of 55 minutes, while half increased their sleep duration by an average 21 minutes.

This causes people who do not have adequate sleep add more weight because by staying up, the person is bound to eat much of about 385 calories daily.

However, it is thought that the extended sleep experienced by the group who received sleep advice may not have been of the best quality.

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From the study, 42 healthy people of normal weight were brought; half given time to sleep well while others left to sleep for less than 7 hours.

Sleep is a modifiable risk factor for various conditions including obesity and cardio-metabolic disease with some figures suggesting a lot of adults are not getting enough sleep.

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at the impact of increasing sleep hours on nutrient intake.

As many as 86 percent of those who received sleep advice increased time spent in bed and a half increased their sleep duration (ranging from 52 minutes to almost 90 minutes). Three participants achieved a weekly average within the recommended seven to nine hours. Their added sugar intake reduced by 10 grams the next day when the team compared the amount with the amount of sugar they consumed at the beginning of the test.

"The fact that extending sleep led to a reduction in intake of free sugars, by which we mean the sugars that are added to food my manufacturers or in cooking at home as well as sugars in honey, syrups, and fruit juice, suggests that a simple change in lifestyle may really help people to consume healthier diets", said Dr Wendy Hall, from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King's College London. A study into extending sleep unexpectedly found that the recommended eight hours a night could also improve your diet, by significantly reducing sugar intake.

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