Are Sleeping Problems Causing Your Weight Gain, Or Vice Versa?

added on: April 10, 2013

Even though some people with sleep problems are of a ‘normal’ weight for their height, many tend to struggle with their weight. Research has shown that sleep disorders contribute to weight gain, and no wonder. When a body feels fatigued and wrung out during the day, it’s difficult to push oneself into physical exercise when just getting through a normal routine seems a struggle.

Research has also shown that the brain seeks out energy by sending hunger signals in an effort to energize the body. Those who are sleep deprived often have cravings for carbohydrates in search for a boost.

While a healthy weight is desirable for good overall health, we also know that weight problems can be a ‘chicken and egg’ dilemma. That is to say, losing weight is a bigger challenge for those who have sleep disorders. Thus, can they lose weight BEFORE having treatment to eliminate sleep disorders? (Some people find certain sleep problems become minimal after weight loss). Or, is it more practical to eliminate these interferences so they are BETTER ABLE to lose weight and maintain a healthy body?

If you have tried and tried to lose weight but feel night-time clenching, teeth grinding or heavy snoring  is precluding your ability to be successful, then call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles for a free consultation.

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