Monday, September 10, 2007

Can't blog...must sleep

Google: sleep loss weight gain

Here's an excerpt from one link:

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average woman gets only six and a half hours of sleep per night. Chronic sleep deprivation can have a variety of effects on the metabolism and overall health. Inadequate sleep:
  • interferes with the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates and causes high blood levels of glucose, which leads to higher insulin levels and greater body-fat storage;
  • drives down leptin levels, which causes the body to crave carbohydrates;
  • reduces levels of growth hormone--a protein that helps regulate the body's proportions of fat and muscle.;
  • can lead to insulin resistance and contribute to increased risk of diabetes;
  • can increase blood pressure;
  • can increase the risk of heart disease.

Good night. I'm going lose some weight now.

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