“Eating healthy and allowing the body to absorb proper nutrients provides the brain with the chemical environment that it needs to maintain good sleep,” said Ana Krieger, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Sleep and your weight are inextricably linked—especially if you lack sleep. Roughly 1 out of 3 adults are sleep deprived, according to the Journal of Community Health. Not getting enough sleep will start having detrimental effects on your weight and overall well-being. So if you find yourself wrestling with sleep loss and your weight, what can you do about it?
The answer is no; but for those suffering from sleep apnea, lifestyle is a big part of helping combat the issue. Sometimes the apnea is symptomatic due to obesity and one way to make a change is switching to a vegetarian diet. With online resources, it has never been easier to change your diet to promote weight loss.
Sleep is one of the most important factors for our health, with 67% of people indicating quality of sleep as being one of their biggest health concerns. And yet many Americans are lacking the right amount of sleep, or are getting very poor quality; 35% of Americans do not get the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night, and up to 20% have a difficult to manage sleep disorder.