The study has shown that sleep deprivation in the human body results in a decreased level of hormone that makes one feel full and increases the level of hunger hormones.
This also explains the position of a number of Americans who are overweight and chronically sleep deprived. This could also be part of the reason of sleepy new parents, shift workers and college students to pack on pounds.
It is also said by the researchers that one of the critical components of obesity and weight control is to get enough shut-eye. The Stanford university sleep researcher also states that sleep has appeared to be an important piece of the weight control puzzle. However, at the same time the researchers also advise dieters to increase exercise, cut calories and to sleep well. It is a known fact that obesity epidemic is caused because of over eating big portions of food, but the question is why this much big portions are craved. This has led the researchers to study the facts of obesity. The researchers have observed that this could be a reason that due to the sleep deprived people are unable to curb their appetites.
Sleep can be a part of the obesity solution of the United States nation. It is also estimated that 65% of the Americans are obese. They are also facing type 2 diabetes, heart and cancer. The percentage of obese people of America takes a special significance against the percentage of adults of America who do not get recommended night sleep.
The research also shows that couple of hormones are affected by the sleep. Sleep deprivation mainly causes activation of a part of the brain, which involves the appetite regulation. It is amazing for a large number of people that how much their sleep is reflected in their blood and hormones.
A number of epidemiological studies are conducted on the relation between obesity and sleep deprivation. The Colombia University in New York has used the government data of 6,115 people in their study. They have found that people who slept for two to four hours has more tendency of obese than those people who slept for seven to nine hours.