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Besides feeling exhausted, a lack of sleep can lead to several health
problems, including weight gain. A study in the
American Journal of Epidemiology
indicates that women who sleep five
hours or fewer per night are 32 percent more likely to experience major
weight gain. Not catching enough Zs doesn't allow metabolism to function
properly, and instead your metabolism slows down. Making matters worse,
causes an increase in the hormone ghrelin, which signals the
body to eat more.
If getting a good night's rest seems impossible for you, try these tips on
getting quality sleep.
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