DID YOU KNOW? Sleep deprivation can cause weight gain.
WHAT’S HAPPENING: The fat accumulates around the abdominal organs (belly fat).
WHY IT MATTERS: Belly fat is metabolically active and can signal diabetes, high triglycerides, and turn on inflammatory factors associated with heart attack.
BOTTOM LINE: get your sleep.
Read this reference(s) by clicking link: Naima Covassin PhD et al, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 79, Issue 13, 5 April 2022, Pages 1254-1265, Effects of Experimental Sleep Restriction on Energy Intake, Energy Expenditure, and Visceral Obesity