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To Lose Weight, Get More Sleep

"Lack of sleep leads to overweight." - Dr. Michael Eades, M.D.

Research suggests that weight gain may be related to reduced levels of the hormone melatonin. It is produced by the brain during sleep and helps regulate appetite and fat storage.

Light from computers and televisions as well as other sources quite effectively blocks melatonin production. It is futile to battle weight gain when you're not producing enough melatonin, which can cause a hormone imbalance.

Hormones play a vital role in body weight. So to lose weight, make sure you're getting enough sleep every night.