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16 May 2011

Sleep loss lowers energy use and might lead to weight gain

Sleep deprivation makes the day drag and appears to put a drag on metabolism, too, causing the body to use less energy, European researchers found in a small study.

Sleep deprivation makes the day drag and appears to put a drag on metabolism, too, causing the body to use less energy, European researchers found in a small study.

Approximately 50 to 70 million Americans - including a significant number of shift workers - suffer from chronic sleep loss and sleep disorders, according to the National Institutes of Health.

 
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