Are Sleep and Weight Related?

Are Sleep and Weight Related?

AsleepAre sleep and weight related? The relationship between sleep loss and weight gain is a strong one, borne out in a variety of studies over the years. Large population studies show that both adults and children are more likely to be overweight and obese the less they sleep at night.

Have you noticed when you are sleep deprived your appetite increases? Do you feel more stressed when you have sleep debt?

 There are many compounding effects of sleep deprivation that affect our weight.


Sleep and sleep deprivation have a crucial link to the body’s weight and metabolism.

Poor sleep is known to

  1. increase one’s appetite. The person tends to consume more calories in food and thus affecting the body mass index.  makes a person
  2. physically inactive, and tired resulting in weight gain
  3. influence your immune response and you are  more likely to get a virus or an infection