We’ve been told time and time again that not getting enough sleep isn’t good for our health, but according to a new study, it isn’t good for our waistline, either. New research from the University of Leeds finds that folks who get less than seven hours a sleep each night are at a higher risk of being obese, which will also bring on other health issues.
The study followed over 1,600 students, asking them to report their sleep and eating patterns, while also getting their weight, waist circumference and blood pressure levels checked. What they found was that the waist measurements of those who slept only six hours on average was three centimeters more than those who got nine hours of shut-eye a night.
And it’s not necessarily because those who aren’t sleeping are eating badly. The study found no link between less sleep and a poor diet.
Source: Study Finds