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Sleep Disorders

24 February 2011

Temperature and sleep tied to obesity

Could we help rein in the obesity epidemic by keeping our rooms cooler and getting a better night's sleep? Researchers say these factors are related to the risk of obesity.

Could we help rein in the obesity epidemic by keeping our bedrooms cooler at night and getting a better night's sleep? Italian researchers say these factors are related to the risk of obesity.

Then there was home temperature. Compared to people who kept their homes cooler in winter, those who liked a toastier home were twice as likely to become obese.

 

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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