How Sleep Affects Diet and Exercise
Hide Video Transcript
Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhDWhen you restrict individual sleep to less than 4 hours per night or if you have a total night of sleep deprivation, you tend to eat more the next day and it’s a substantial amount. From around 300 to 500 calories over the course of a day. We don’t really know what people do to cope with sleep restriction. When we did a controlled study in which participants were inpatients in a metabolic unit over 6 days, I had the suspicion that for some people, when they were forced to restrict their sleep, so they couldn’t spend more than 4 hours in bed in our studies, people who typically exercised would use that as a coping mechanism. Oh ok, well I’m falling asleep right now, let me try to stimulate myself. I’ll go to the gym. But for those who weren’t inclined to be physically active, that wasn’t something that they go for. Now in the real world setting, when people are, have the choice to go to bed or not go to bed, that’s a different story. And that’s where the research is a little lacking.
Benefits and Risks of Idiopathic Hypersomnia Medications
A Neurologist's Take on REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Lifestyle Changes That May Ease Chronic Insomnia
When to See a Doctor About Insomnia
Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Rest
Getting Healthy Sleep
The Benefits of Napping With Narcolepsy
Countdown: Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
Is It Idiopathic Hypersomnia or Something Else?
Treatments for Idiopathic Hypersomnia, or Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Myths & Facts: How Sleep and Energy Are Related
Video on Narcolepsy and Fighting the Stigma