Sleep Tight, St. Louis! Weight loss awaits. Doctor Explains | State
The big picture: “…eating less and exercising more isn't always the answer! There are other factors at play,” says Dr. Shelandra Bell.
In the news: Good sleep habits can help you lose weight and improve your eating habits, new research suggests.
key point: Research shows that good sleep habits can improve your lifestyle. This in turn makes it easier to do what it takes to lose weight – eat healthier and make time for fitness and exercise!
more importantly, This research and There are a lot moreThe evidence continues to mount that good sleep habits have a huge impact on our overall quality of life.
you need to talk Report your poor sleep quality to your healthcare team.
Did you know that 31.3% of adults in St. Louis County sleep less than 7 hours a night? 14.2% of adults in St. Louis County reported poor mental health. Both of these variables can harm your overall quality of health.
Want to improve your health?
A Doctor's Insights on Sleep Health and Weight Loss
know this: “When patients talk to me about ways to lose weight, they are often surprised when I ask them about their sleep habits. There are so many benefits to a good night's sleep! Good night's sleep improves your ability to regulate your mood. Good night's sleep stimulates hormones in your metabolism “In your body. And, all of these combined can lead to weight loss. Patients are delighted to discover they can biohack their bodies to help them lose weight. ” Dr. Adriana Davis, Family Medicine.
Next step: If you are having trouble sleeping in St. Louis, you might consider seeing a sleep doctor and determine if you have any undiagnosed sleep problems.
Conditions such as:
- Undiagnosed sleep apnea.
- Restless Leg Syndrome.
- Micronutrient deficiencies, such as ferritin.
all these elements May impair your sleep quality. And, in turn, make it hard for you to lose weight.
Further steps: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has many Missouri-specific resources to improve your sleep health. (visit here)
Lives in Missouri, It's important that you understand that a hectic, hectic life combined with a lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your overall health!
did you know Lack of sleep may also trigger seizures in epilepsy patients?
You are not alone. Talk to your medical team!
In St. Louis County, 8.9 percent of adults have poor health. 21.5% of people have no time for leisure activities. 19.7% of adults suffer from depression. A lot of it has to do with poor sleep health!
What are they saying:
“Better sleep health was associated with better adherence to lifestyle changes during a 12-month behavioral weight loss intervention. Whether improved sleep health before or during a weight loss intervention contributes to better lifestyle change outcomes deserves examination” (initial research)
“Adequate sleep is not a luxury—it's what people need to be healthy. Sleep disorders can also increase a person's risk of developing health problems.” (CDC Sleep and Sleep Disorders)
Kids need a good night's sleep too! Image: CDC
researchers in AHA Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle Conference Presenting findings: Better sleep health associated with better adherence to lifestyle changes during a 12-month behavioral weight loss intervention (read it here)
Sleep Health Statistics: (CDC)
50% of Americans say they feel sleepy during the day!
42.6% of single parents sleep less than 7 hours per night.
10-15 minutes of brisk walking can improve sleep quality.
18.2% of St. Louis County adults reported binge drinking.
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