Sleeping in could be better for your health than exercise says study

health 16/01/2020

If 2020 is going to be a year of exercise for you, then here is some news that might be helpful for your exercise regime.

"Sleeping less than 7-8 hours per night is linked to higher per cent body fat." a sleep expert told Cosmopolitan.

"Research suggests that people who average 6 hours per night are 27 per cent more likely to be overweight. Those who average 5 hours per night are 73 per cent more likely to be overweight."

He went on to say that a lack of sleep can cause an imbalance in certain hunger hormones, making your food cravings worse particularly for sweet food. 

"If you are serious about staying healthy and keeping fit, you are much better off making sleep a priority in your life."

This is an idea we'd happily sign up for!