Sleep Deprivation and Weight Loss

WebMd has an interesting article, Sleep Loss Hampers Weight Loss Efforts.

The study found that when people trying to lose weight slept 7.5 hours per night, they lost 3.1 pounds of fat and 3.3 pounds of fat-free body mass (mostly muscle tissue). When they slept for 5.5 hours a night, they only lost 1.3 pounds of fat and 5.3 pounds of fat-free mass.

3 Responses to “Sleep Deprivation and Weight Loss”

  1. chris Says:

    You have the numbers reversed in your summary.

  2. Jack Norris RD Says:


    Thanks for catching that! I’ve fixed them.

  3. beforewisdom Says:

    Oh good, now I will not stay up late to lose more fat 🙂

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