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We Sleep How We Eat

We Sleep How We Eat | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
It's no secret: We are what we eat. And turns out, we might sleep how we eat, too.

Found an association between the number of calories consumed and how long the study participants slept. Those who consumed the most were more likely to be "short" sleepers. Interestingly enough, "normal" sleepers were the next type to consume a lot of calories, followed by "very short" sleepers and then "long" sleepers, researchers found.

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

The impact of poor sleep on craving for carbohydrate is well known.  This may be why there is a link between sleep apnea and obesity.  Poor sleep increases appetite which increases obesity which may cause upper airway obtruction and more sleep apnea that takes us back to an increase in appetite ( a nevere ending cycle).  Anecdotally most people will admit that being up all night at work, or caring for a child results in an almost insatiable appetite the next day.

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Tina Bilazarian's comment, February 12, 2013 4:57 PM
So will go to bed early and don't work all nite... Will take the advice.
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Can Sleep Make You Smarter?

Can Sleep Make You Smarter? | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why do humans need so much sleep? PBS Science correspondent Miles O'Brien talks to scientists on the cutting edge of sleep research and asks if there's any way humans might evolve into getting by with less.

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Gene Helps Predict Time of Death

Gene Helps Predict Time of Death | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Many of the body’s processes follow a natural daily rhythm or so-called circadian clock. There are certain times of the day when a person is most alert, when blood pressure is highest, and when the heart is most efficient. Several rare gene mutations have been found that can adjust this clock in humans, responsible for entire families in which people wake up at 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. and cannot stay up much after 8 at night. Now new research has, for the first time, identified a common gene variant that affects virtually the entire population, and which is responsible for up to an hour a day of your tendency to be an early riser or night owl.

urthermore, this new discovery not only demonstrates this common polymorphism influences the rhythms of people’s day-to-day lives -- it also finds this genetic variant helps determine the time of day a person is most likely to die.

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Sleep tips: How to get more rest

Sleep tips: How to get more rest | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Running a sleep deficit, it turns out, can have very real consequences for the balance sheet of life. For instance, research shows that sleeping too little can cause hormones such as leptin and ghrelin to go haywire. They’re prime actors in appetite regulation, and when we fail to get enough rest, cravings for calorie-laden food can be inflamed, sparking weight gain. Follow these simple recommendations. 

 

Or see our video => Good Sleep:Ten Tips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Vt5lhNmpo 

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