(TELEGRAPH) — A good night's sleep can help beat obesity, scientists have revealed, as research suggests being overtired can make you fat.
Lack of sleep has been found to create a hormone imbalance, which increases the appetite and leads to putting on weight, it is claimed.
Even partial sleep deprivation was found to be a factor in body weight regulation, with research suggesting a good night's sleep could have a significant impact in the fight against obesity.
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Research found that over a third of Americans were obese and more than a quarter get less than six hours sleep a night.