#114 5 Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep after Bariatric Surgery
HOST: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr.
Do you sleep well? How many hours a night do you average? Five or less? Seven or more? Can getting the sleep your body craves keep you from feeling hungry? Could a good night’s sleep even affect your weight or and that dreaded weight regain after surgery? I have five benefits of a good night’s sleep to share that you don’t want to miss. You’re going to like them.
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If you’re a short sleeper, you’re averaging five hours or less a night. This sleep pattern is tied to increased hunger and weight gain. Totally opposite of what happens when you sleep 7-9 hours a night.
I'll talk about these five benefits to your body after surgery of a good night’s sleep…I’m talking 7 or more hours:
- Sleep improves food restraint
- Sleep improves control over hunger and affects certain hormones
- Sleep improves control over portion sizes
- More sleep means fewer eating occasions
- Sleep fights stress and stress eating
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