Sleeping-girlSleep, at any weight, can be improved with weight loss due to dietary changes, according to recent study findings published in Sleep.“Our findings suggest body weight is a less important factor than changes in weight for regulating sleepiness,” Isaac J. Perron, a PhD student in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a press release. “Diet-induced obese mice that ate a regular chow diet for only 1 week showed the same sleep/wake profile as mice that ate a regular chow diet for 9 weeks.”

Researchers studied obesity with diet-induced mice with obesity to help explain the link between excessive weight, poor dietary habits and sleep/wake abnormalities.

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