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Does enough sleep help with weight loss?

 Does enough sleep help with weight loss?

Dr. Sabah Ammar, a teacher in the Department of Internal Medicine and Surgery at Helwan University, reviews some studies on the benefits of sleep, saying: Sleeping for long hours is enough as a way to avoid increasing body weight.

What mixes with some is the difference between inactivity on the one hand and sleep on the other, as some believe that inactivity and sleep are both, and they are not at all. Therefore, some do not expect that taking enough and adequate sleep at night will be a means of benefit with physical exercise during daylight hours. But the truth is both the positive effect on the amount of body weight and its preservation within normal rates.

The problem begins with feeling sleepy during daylight hours as a result of being deprived of enough sleep during the night. To flush out drowsiness, many resort to several glasses of coffee or tea or pieces of chocolate, biscuits or other "food stimulants" that quickly provide the body with "energy" and "activity".

Dr. Susan Zavarlotfi, Medical Director of the Institute of Sleep and Wake-up Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center in New York, Usa, commented: "When you deprive yourself of enough sleep, you lack energy stocks, automatically resort to eating chips or any Easy-to-eat food.

The immediate result will be successful resistance to drowsiness and lethargy, but the inevitable result later is the addition of a few kilograms of body weight due to the choice of eating bad types of foods with no physical exercise.

She adds that "religion" sleeps like a credit card "debt". The more your credit card "debt" accumulates, the higher the amount of "interest" you have to pay later. You will have to pay the full dues accumulated on the card or it will be cancelled. The body will also "collapse" in the same way. Dr. Mark Mahlwald, director of the Minnesota Center for Sleep Disorders, says lack of sleep is common, and some brag about it, but we'll pay for the night's sleep and early waking up.

One of us needs about seven hours of night sleep, does an extra hour's sleep protect us from being overweight or reduced? The answer is no, of course. This is what Dr. Michael Brioz, author of "Beauty of Sleep" and medical director of the Sleep Department at Arrowhead Health Foundation in Arizona, says Dr. Michael Brioz, author of "Beauty of Sleep" and medical director of the Sleep Department at Arrowhead Health Foundation in Arizona. "But if you're only sleeping five hours a night, less than what's needed, and then you start sleeping seven hours, you're going to start to notice your weight shortage."

Not only is the low level of activity of biochemical (metabolic) processes within the body when sleep is low, but Dr. Brioz mentions another important point in interpreting this relationship, namely that this weight gain is directly related to what is known as night hormones. There are two hormones that form the two keys in the relationship of sleep to appetite and weight, ghrelin and leptin. And Grillin is the hormone that drives you to eat. When you deprive your body of adequate sleep at night, the hormone increases. Liptin is the hormone that prevents you from going too far or wanting to eat. It decreases when you sleep at night. As a result, the decline of liptin and the increase in ghrelin mean increased body weight.

Sleeping for enough hours, and at night time in particular, is not just a search for comfort and relaxation for the body, but today from a medical point of view based on evidence and proof, is a necessity for the prevention of chronic diseases. The magazine "Your Health" in the Middle East presented studies that talked about the results of lack of sleep at night with high incidence of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

These three "diseases" are among the most important risk factors for the rise in diseases of the heart arteries and brain arteries, with all their complications and health implications. Therefore, "sleeping at night long enough" is a way to prevent diseases such as exercising, eating healthy foods and other healthy lifestyle behaviors.

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