Sleep more, weigh less

Friday, December 31, 2004

LAS VEGAS - Sleep scientists say the less you sleep, the more likely you are to become overweight. In a study released in mid November at the North American Association for the Study of Obesity’s Annual Scientific Meeting, researchers found that people who slept less than four hours per night were 73% more likely to be obese than those who slept from seven to nine hours per night. People who got five hours of sleep per night were 50% more likely to become obese. And people who got six hours of sleep were 23% more likely.