Sunday, January 17, 2016

Why Pulling an All-Nighter Is as Bad as Unhealthy Eating

In a study done by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the results show that one night of sleep deprivation equals the harmful effects of being on a six-month-long high-fat diet.

"Our study suggests that one night of total sleep deprivation may be as detrimental to insulin sensitivity as six months on a high-fat diet," said Dr. Josiane Broussard, who directed the study. "This research demonstrates the importance of adequate sleep in maintaining blood sugar levels and reducing risk for metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes."

Sure, you can't out train a bad diet, and you can't get fit without adequate and proper exercise, but even if you're on point with both of those, if you don't get enough sleep, your overall health is suffering.

Featured image: A vintage postcard that reads "Sonno Profondo" (Deep Sleep) from 1953, depicting a father and his son on the beach. Via Pinterest.

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