Austin Sports Medicine: Sleep Better to Eat Better

It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!

In case being well rested and having more energy isn’t enough motivation for you, did you know that getting enough sleep every night may help prevent you from gaining weight?

A recent study from Columbia University found that women who don’t get enough sleep will consume 329 more calories per day on average, compared to when they’ve had enough sleep. Losing weight while you sleep may be a fantasy, but getting more sleep can help you keep weight off — we’re getting closer.

And this isn’t even the main reason you should ensure that you’re getting enough sleep — it’s just a very welcome side effect. Find the time for a full night’s sleep. You’ll get all the benefits of being well rested and full of energy, plus you’ll avoid eating some extra calories throughout the day.

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