Study Finds Link Between Too Much or Too Little Sleep and Obesity
Posted Oct 02 2008 3:12pm
Note from Connie: After a night of not enough sleep -- naughty me, I stayed up way too late and then woke up early to get work done -- I learned about a fascinating new study that connects insufficient zzz's with obesity. Researcher/blogger Jennifer Moore tells you about this fascinating study.
People who sleep too much or too little are also more likely to smoke, avoid exercise, and have more than five alcoholic drinks a day, the study found.
The NCHS says this research can't prove cause and effect -- whether sleep issues cause these unhealthy behaviors or vice versa -- but nonetheless it's interesting and certainly reason to make sure you get the right amount of rest.