Helen Gilbert reports in the Sun that scientists in the US have found that people who don’t sleep much are far more likely to pile on the pounds:
“Diane MacLean, 42, had always struggled with her weight. Tipping the scales at 28st, she was so heavy she struggled to take part in activities with children Bethany, 16, Louise, 14, Callum, nine and her roofer husband Callum, 38.
But then the mental health nurse from Dumfries was diagnosed with a disorder called sleep apnoea. The condition stopped her breathing during her sleep and would regularly wake her up in the night, leaving her feeling tired and grumpy.
After her diagnosis, Diane had the impetus to change her life and the weight fell off. She shed an amazing 15 STONE in a year.”
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