Difficulty Losing Weight, Fat Cells, hormone leptin, Hunger, Hunger Regulation, Insulin, Insulin resistance, Leptin, Losing Weight, Metabolism, Overeating, Sleep and Fat Cells, Sleep and Hunger, Sleep Deprivation, Sweet Dreams, University of Chicago, Weight Gain
Sleep has been shown to affect our fat cells! A new study from the University of Chicago, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, determined that four nights of sleep deprivation reduced insulin sensitivity in fat cells by a whopping 30 percent.
The less sensitive our cells are to insulin, the less our body produces the hunger-regulating hormone leptin. The less leptin we produce, the hungrier we are, and our sensors that tell us when we are full or satisfied don’t work properly. This can lead to overeating and weight gain or difficulty losing weight.
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