Dozing Off in Class? Not Enough Sleep Leads To More Than Bad Grades
A new study observed 723 teens and recorded their sleep patterns during the week and on weekends, how often they had trouble sleeping, and how many calories their diet typically consisted of. What researchers found is a link between sleep deprivation and a higher body mass index, which means you're likely to gain weight if you're burning the midnight oil too often.
"Sleep has long been recognized as an important health behavior," says Leslie Lytle, who headed the study. "We are just beginning to recognize its relationship to overweight and obesity in children and adults alike."
Is it hard for you to make time for 8 hours of sleep each night?