A New Study on Sleep and Weight Loss

Before you set your alarm to squeeze in that two-hour morning workout, consider the latest findings on sleep and weight:

According to a new study, dieters who sleep less than 6 hours lose 55% less fat and 60% more muscle than those who get more than 8 hours.

Of course, we’re not telling you to skimp on exercise (and we don’t believe in “dieting”), but we’re always looking for more reasons to encourage sleep. And finding after finding indicates an inextricable relationship between sleep and weight.

Like many Americans, if you struggle to maintain a healthy body weight, not enough sleep could be part of the problem.

Have any of you noticed a relationship between your sleep and weight changes?

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5 Responses to “A New Study on Sleep and Weight Loss”
  1. Anna says:

    I recently started eating more raw fruits and veggies, and paying attention to my sleep schedule. I always get at least 7, but normally 8, hours of sleep. I’ve lost 10 lbs in the last 20 days. Though it could definitely be directly related to my diet, I feel a lot less stressed than I used to, so it makes sense to me that cutting my stress level with adequate rest has really done my body some good.

  2. I 100% notice a difference in my appetite when sleep is curtailed. People “know” sleep is a part of the equation but I don’t think they really prioritize to make it happen. Love the photo/cartoon, where is that from?

  3. cyndie says:

    I’m trying to get at least seven hours a night this week….I usually get about four. I’m hoping it will make me feel more balanced.

  4. lindard says:

    sleep is often neglected in our health conquest. we tend to lean more on diet and exercise but sleep plays a major role in our fitness.it works on our metabolism and repair cell and tissues.

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