Posted by Laurie Beth on January 20, 2006, at 8:25:21
In reply to Re: It's not that easy with a lot of drugs, posted by cecilia on January 20, 2006, at 1:20:59
> It would seem that people who sleep more would gain more weight because they're moving less, but actually the opposite is true, studies have shown that people who get less than 5 hours sleep a night are 50% more likely to be obese than those who get 8 hours. Cecilia
Could well be that much lower than average sleep is correlated with obesity, because neither extreme is probably healtful, or an indication of good health (in general - there are always exceptions). But I'm betting there aren't any studies showing that people who sleep 14 hours a day and are lethargic most of the rest of it, are exceptionally slim (assuming no concomittant drop in appetite).