Exercise and Diet Habits That Hurt Sleep and Make You Gain Weight

“You snooze, you lose” takes on a whole other meaning when it comes to weight loss.

Sleep is essential for your body to function properly, and if you’re like most Americans, you’re not getting nearly enough. According to a national survey, 75 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep—5.68 hours of restful sleep on average—and 58 percent of people polled wish they knew how to increase those nighttime numbers. Maybe that’s why recent numbers have 66.3 percent of our population categorized as overweight or obese.

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