Lose Weight Through Better Sleep

5 Reasons You Need More Sleep

Inadequate sleep does more than make you cranky. Skipping out on shut-eye increases your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, and more

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As a clinician who has studied the ramifications of sleep loss and disruption for more than a decade and conducted numerous sleep studies, I have seen very clearly that simple fatigue is merely the tip of the iceberg. And I’m far from alone in making these observations; fascinating new studies are being published each month supporting the theory that lack of sleep leads to obesity and related problems such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, and other health conditions. Here are some of the most interesting recent findings.

The following is excerpted from The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan