Big picture: Dr. Sherandra Bell “…eating less and exercising more is not always the answer. There are other things involved.”
In the news: New research shows that good sleep habits lead to weight loss and better diet compliance.
Key Point: This study showed that good sleep habits lead to better lifestyle improvements. You can find time for exercise!
More importantly, this research and much morecontinues to add evidence that good sleep habits have a big impact on us. overall quality of life.
you need to speak Contact your health care team about your poor sleep quality.
Did you know that 34% of Pima County adults get less than 7 hours of sleep a night? 15.3% of Pima County adults say they have poor mental health. Both of these variables impair overall health quality.
Want to improve your health?
What doctors say about sleep health and weight loss
Know this: “Patients are often surprised when I ask them about their sleep habits when we are talking about how to lose weight. Good sleep has so many benefits. Performance improves.Good sleep stimulates metabolic hormones.Patients are thrilled to know they can biohack their bodies to lose weight.” Dr. Adriana Davis, Family Medicine.
Next step: If you’re having trouble sleeping in Tucson, see a sleep specialist to determine if you have an undiagnosed sleep condition.
Conditions such as:
- Undiagnosed sleep apnea.
- Restless leg syndrome.
- Deficiency of micronutrients such as ferratin.
all these elements It can impair sleep quality. As a result, it becomes difficult to achieve weight loss.
Further steps: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has many Arizona-specific resources for improving your sleep health. (access here)
live in Arizona, It’s important to understand that a busy, hectic life combined with lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your overall health!
did you know Can sleep deprivation trigger seizures in epileptics?
You are not alone. Talk to your medical team!
In Pima County, 10.3% of adults are unwell. 22.7% have no time for leisure. Also, 20.9% of adults have depression. A lot has to do with lack of sleep!
What they say:
“Better sleep health was associated with greater adherence to lifestyle modifications during the 12-month behavioral weight loss intervention. Whether it promotes better lifestyle modification outcomes deserves consideration.”primary research)
“Sufficient sleep is not a luxury. It is necessary for good health. Sleep disorders can also increase the risk of health problems.” (CDC Sleep and Sleep Disorders)
Kids need good sleep too! image: CDC
researchers in AHA Epidemiology, Prevention, and Lifestyle Conference We published our findings: Improved sleep health is associated with better adherence to lifestyle changes during a 12-month behavioral weight loss intervention (read here)
Sleep health stats: (CDC)
50% of all Americans say they feel sleepy during the day.
42.6% of single parents get less than 7 hours of sleep per night.
A brisk walk for 10-15 minutes can help you sleep better.
16.5% of adults in Pima County binge.
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