March 14, 2017 – Health Talk: Going To Bed Late Can Make You Gain Weight & Develop Diabetes, Watch It!
A new research conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, an Agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services has recommended the appropriate sleep duration for older adults to 7-8 hours.
Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well being. We spend up to one third of our lives asleep, and the overall state of our ‘sleep health’ remains an essential question throughout our lifespan.
Most of us know that getting a good night’s sleep is important but too few of us actually make those eight or so hours between the sheets a priority.
However, the new Finnish study shows that ‘Morning’ people often believe they are healthier than night owls as people who stay up longer eat more and tend to be obese.
The research of almost 2,000 people suggests they have good reason to be smug – as they tend to eat better than those who burn the midnight oil.
The Daily Mail reported that the researchers found that those who stay up late choose more sugary foods at breakfast and also gorge on more unhealthy foods at night than early risers.
The study therefore concluded that night owls’ eating patterns ‘may put them at higher risk of obesity’ and could even lead to the onset of type 2 diabetes.
It also linked the findings to studies that suggest declining self-control throughout the day makes it harder to make healthy food choices at night.
In the light of the above research, scientists have warned that going to bed late could make people add more weight, a factor that is unhealthy.
[Credit: Daily Mail Online]