Friday, September 30, 2011

The Lack of Sleep and Obesity

The Lack of Sleep and Obesity Insufficient sleep can cause obesity. Research has found that the less people sleep, the more likely they are to gain weight, as the lack of sleep triggers hormone imbalances that boost the craving to eat.
The link between sleep deprivation and obesity is due to the hypocretin/orexin cells in the hypothalamus region of the brain. These centers regulate our food intake and are the reason we have this reaction in our body. These hormones are stimulated with anxiety and stress.
Since these particular brain cells are particularly vulnerable to over-stimulation and prevents the ability of the other neurons to filter out signals from other regions of the brain that aren't meant for them. Therefore, those suffering from weight and sleep problems would benefit from reducing stressful aspects in their lives.
The brain is over stimulated and prevents good sleep. Not getting enough sleep has proven to lead to obesity. One large study of 10,000 adults reported that those between the ages of 32 and 49 who sleep under 7 hours a night are much more likely for obesity.
Lack of proper sleep can also lead to heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The loss of sleep disrupts hormones and proteins, which in turn affects melatonin. The decrease in melatonin is something that increases your risk of many diseases.
Other studies have shown that insufficient or irregular sleep increases the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer, as well as heart disease and diabetes. This is the result of sleep disruption affecting vital hormones and proteins. This causes problems regulating blood sugar and contributes to the onset of diabetes.
Sleep disturbed by snoring is a major contributor to obesity. The lack of proper sleep for the person snoring as well as the others in the house, can have a huge effect on weight. Second hand snoring noise is very dangerous. On average, the person awakened by a snoring person is aroused from the noise 22 times a night. This leads to poor sleep and weight gain for both partners.
There are ways to relieve these sleeping problems. Medical doctors recommend snore reduction pillows. Common relief is brought on by sleeping in the right position, sleeping with a pillow that is hypoallergenic, and using a snore reduction pillow that helps you stay in the right position. There are many snore reduction pillows available. Some are uncomfortable and others are more comfortable.
Foam snore reduction pillows are widely available. They tend to be made of a polyurethane foam and are hard for the head and neck. There is a snore reduction pillow that you can sleep with on your side with your arm up. There is a pillow that has a foam base and top soft pillow.
The time we set aside for quality sleep will help with our overall health and weight. It is important to evaluate your sleep time and improve the quality of the sleep for optimum health.
Christine Frisbee is an inventor and marketing expert. She has invented several products that promote health and well-being. She has become an authority on snoring because of her snoring husband. This resulted in the patented SnoreEzzz Pillow. This is a two-pillow system that helps prevent and stop snoring. This grew to include other products under her company, First Impressions Productions, LLC. This company develops products and helps others develop products and bring them to market.
The Pillow Source is a website that offers unique pillows including the MinEzzz travel pillow, the Wrinkle Free Silk Pillow and Essential Oil Eye Pillows. Her more targeted sites are SnoreEzzz and Official SnoreEzzz.
Christine received her bachelors degree from Fairfield University and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

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