Does Sleeping with the TV on Lead to Weight Gain?

Playing Is Sleeping with Your TV on Causing You to Gain Weight?

The Doctors share that nearly two-thirds of Americans sleep with the television or lights on -- and it may be responsible for weight gain!

They discuss a study that found that those who sleep with the TV on (or even with the lights on) were 30 percent more likely to be obese.

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So how do these two seemingly unrelated things connect? The Doctors explain light from TVs can affect sleep and cause sleeping issues (like waking numerous times in the night) and a lack of sleep can lead to weight gain. The study found that the light from the TVs affects the participant's circadian rhythm and leading to a disruption of their metabolism and melatonin levels.

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In order to get better sleep, The Doctors suggest having a regular sleep schedule and to shut down all devices, TVs, tablets and phones, 30 minutes before going to bed.

 

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