Medindia
Advertisement

Sleep Should be Actively Considered in Efforts to Modify Dietary Behavior

by Bidita Debnath on June 2, 2015 at 11:17 PM

 Sleep Should be Actively Considered in Efforts to Modify Dietary Behavior
While good sleep is essential for a lot of health benefits, a new study has shown that disruptive sleep can cause one to eat more, leading to health problems like obesity.

Researchers Alyssa Lundahl and Timothy D Nelson of the University Of Nebraska- Lincoln USA, found that bad night's sleep can affect eating habits and behaviors, causing long term chronic health damage in both adults and children.
Advertisement

The said that it was well recognized that food intake is implicated in many chronic health issues including obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and diet is often a target of treatment to prevent the onset of these conditions.

However, they continued: "understanding the mechanisms linking disrupted sleep patterns to increased food intake is important for informing both prevention and treatment interventions for chronic health conditions." Lundahl and Nelson argued that the mechanisms are heavily altered and influenced by sleep patterns.
Advertisement

For example, after a bad night's sleep, the hormone controlling appetite is affected, emotional stress is greater, more food is desired to compensate for lack of energy and impulsivity is increased, all of which affect the amount of food that you would consume in a day.

They concluded that health psychologists should be mindful of the link between sleep and eating, and sleep should be actively considered in efforts to modify dietary behavior. The study is published in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
'Hybrid Immunity' may Help Elude COVID-19 Pandemic
Stroop Effect
Plant-Based Diet may Reduce the Risk of COVID-19
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Snoring Sleep Disorder : Restless Legs Syndrome Sleep Disorder: Sleepwalking Periodic Limb Movement Disorder REM Behavior Disorder Sleep Disturbances In Women Sleep Insomnia Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorders: A Prelude 

Recommended Reading
Changing School Timings May Set Right Inadequate Sleep Patterns in Teens
National Sleep Foundation recommended that adolescents get 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep. It also ......
New Thin Flexible Sleep Tracker RestOn Promises More Accurate Tracking Data
Unlike wearable sleep trackers, RestOn is a thin, flexible strip that you can spread across your ......
Sound Sleep Can Reactivate Deep-Rooted Attitudes, Social Bias and Memories in People
Sleep boosts memory formation by reviving faint neuron activity, which was shaped during earlier ......
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Daytime Sleepiness Among Men Linked to Depression
Men who had been previously undiagnosed and also suffered from excessive daytime sleepiness had 4 .....
Insomnia
Difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep is known as insomnia. It is a symptom that occurs due...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea should be suspected in overweight middle aged adults who snore loudly and w...
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder which causes repetitive cramping or jerki...
REM Behavior Disorder
REM Behavior Disorder (RBD) is a sleep disorder in which the person acts out dramatic or violent dre...
Sleep
Sleep is a behavioral state of restricted physical activity. It is controlled by our internal biolo...
Sleep Disorder : Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) causes - An urge to move, usually due to uncomfortable sensations that...
Sleep Disorder: Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking or “Somnambulism,” is a type of parasomnia and has medico-legal implications...
Sleep Disorders: A Prelude
Sleep disorders include difficulty falling/staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times, ex...
Sleep Disturbances In Women
The physical, emotional and hormonal changes that occur in women during puberty, menstrual cycle, pr...
Snoring
Turbulent airflow causes tissues of the nose and throat to vibrate and the noise produced by these v...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use