Are poor sleep and weight gain linked?

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Sleep deprivation is linked with a number of problems. From a bad heart health and poor cognition to hypertension and diabetes melitus, lack of sleep can result in several chronic health issues. Not just the duration of your sleep, but the quality of the sleep you get also plays a vital role in determining your overall health and wellbeing.

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The relationship between poor sleep quality and obesity has been established by several studies. However, most of these studies depended on the participants’ memories about how well they slept each night during the study period. With the help of sleep apps, a new study has offered extremely reliable data to reveal the connection between sleep deprivation and weight gain, and we will be discussing its findings with you today. 

Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, and featured previously on CNN Health, the new sleep study tracked the quality of sleep of 1,20,000 people for a period of two years. The results showed that participants with Body Mass Index higher than 30, which is regarded as obese by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suffered from poor sleep duration as well as quality. 

Obesity is known to negatively affect your sleep in more ways than one. From snoring and sleep apnea to cardiovascular complications and restless leg syndrome, excessive body fat is dangerous to your health and your sleep. In fact, it is a vicious cycle. Gaining weight affects your sleep, which in turn, causes you to gain more weight. 

While a number of factors affect sleep quality and cause sleep deprivation, one of the causes that usually escapes scot-free is the mattress. A bad mattress can ruin your sleep making it hard for you to fall asleep as well as stay asleep for eight to nine hours every night. And if you have a sleep-related health issue, then a bad mattress can further worsen your condition. Wondering what is the solution to all this? Try Wakefit’s orthopedic mattress.

Wakefit’s Orthopedic Memory Foam Mattress gives superior comfort by adapting to your body shape when you sleep. It distributes your bodyweight uniformly throughout so that no pressure is felt by your neck, shoulders, and hips. While the heavy parts of your body get extra support, the lighter parts are given the adequate firmness that they require. The mattress takes care of your spine by ensuring that it is not bent in an unnatural way thus preventing backache. 

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The Wakefit ortho mattress has an open cell structure that absorbs excess body heat and circulates it throughout the mattress so that you sleep comfortably all throughout the year. The mattress is hypoallergenic and therefore prevents dust from settling on its surface as well as seeping into the layers. It comes with an external cover that can be removed and cleaned as and when which further helps maintain the mattress’ freshness and hygiene. 

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References: 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/14/health/sleep-weight-gain-study-wellness/index.html 

https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/adult/defining.html 

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