Lack of sleep, as well as its excess, lead to the accumulation of fat in the abdomen.
Lack of sleep, as well as its excess, lead to the accumulation of fat in the abdomen
Scientists have found that short and too many hours of rest leads to the accumulation of fat, and in the most intractable area of the body. If we sleep too little or too much, then fat stores are deposited in the waist area. From there, they are known to be the most difficult to remove.
Researchers compared people who get the required six to seven hours of sleep each night with those who get less than five hours of sleep. It turned out that over the course of five years, these people gain a total of 2 kg more than those who adhere to the correct regimen. Moreover, all excess fat, as a rule, accumulates in the abdomen.
For those who sleep more than eight hours, the increase is not so noticeable, but still noticeable - 500-700 grams. In this case, the fat also chooses to "park" the stomach and waist.
"A he althy amount of sleep is absolutely essential to maintaining a he althy weight," said study author Dr. Kristen Harrison of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina. - The body begins to perceive any changes in this regime as a stressful situation, for which it may need additional strength and reserves. And he traditionally draws these reserves from the pantries of fat.”