Episode 18: Sleepy and Heavy: The link between sleep and weight you need to know about

When we think of our weight, few of us will think about sleep. But did you know emerging science is showing a connection between poor sleep and weight gain?

We're so wired (literally) and busy that a good nights sleep is becoming an increasingly elusive part of our modern way of life. Yet, if we want to get our weight under control, prioritizing sleep is critical. In this episode, we explore some of the science showing a link between sleep and weight, the physiological basis for this link and end with some practical sleep hygiene tips.


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Association between reduced sleep and weight gain in women

The association between sleep duration and weight gain in adults: a 6-year prospective study from the Quebec Family Study

Sleep, obesity and weight loss in adults: Is there a rationale for providing sleep interventions in the treatment of obesity?

Brief communication: Sleep curtailment in healthy young men is associated with decreased leptin levels, elevated ghrelin levels, and increased hunger and appetite

The role of sleep timing in caloric restriction and BMI

Circadian system, sleep and endocrinology

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