Weight loss can improve the quality of sleep, shows the analyses of the study made by American Public Health Association. The researchers note that weight loss significantly improves the quality of sleep, regardless of whether the weight loss came helping the diet, or as a result of physical activity. Previous studies have shown that fatty deposits often go hand by hand with insomnia and poor quality of sleep. Latest research conducted by State University of Pennsylvania finally proved that. The study included 77 patients who were followed over a period of 6 months.
All study participants were overweight, and were divided into two groups. The first group made some changes in diet and exercise, while the second group only changes the diet. Also all participants were answering the questions while they were sleeping. It has been shown that overweight causes restless sleep, excessive sleep and sleepiness, fatigue during the day, insomnia… In both groups, loss of body weight was approximately 37 pounds. Statistics showed a significant difference in the reduction of body fat and improving the quality of sleep. Good sleep quality is important for good mental and physical health, as well as for a healthy cardiovascular system.
Actually, chronic sleep disruptions increase the risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke and irregular heartbeats. Obesity increases the risk of sleep problems. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million American adults suffer from sleep apnea.