By Linda Hall • 04 March 2023 • 18:30
SLEEP: Adults need at least seven hours a night
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Doctors discovered that overweight or obese adults participating in weight loss and fitness programmes had fewer problems keeping to calorie-restricted diets and exercise routines after a good night’s sleep.
Experts recommend a minimum seven hours of sleep a night for adults although research suggests that as many as one in three get less.
Three consecutive nights of insufficient sleep result in a decline in mental and physical health, poor concentration, moodiness and even breathing problems, they said.
There was also evidence that fewer than seven hours a night were likely to encourage people to overeat and crave fatty, salty and sugary snacks.
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