Women's Health News

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Food for Insomnia

Worried about getting back the hourglass figure after childbirth? Sleep off the anxiety and shed the extra kilos. Two extra hours of sleep could be all it takes to get back into shape, say researches at Harvard Medical School, UK. New mothers with six-month old babies, who were sleeping for five hours or less, were three times more likely to carry an extra 11 pounds at their baby’s first birthday than mothers who scheduled in seven hours of sleep. Sleep deprivation triggers hormonal changes that make women more hungry and prone to snacking. End result? Weight gain and obesity. On the plus side, a healthy diet and exercise and you can kiss the kilos goodbye.

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