Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for bad ranking, it also puts them at multiplied risk for obesity. This analysed data collected from more than 15,000 People when they where aged 16 and 21.
Almost one-fifth of them got not much more than six hours of sleep a night when they were age 16, and this group was 20 percent more likely to be obese at age 21 than those who got more than eight hours of sleep per night at age 16, conclusion on the survey report.
Even though lack of exercise and a lot of time spent watching television were also risk factors for obesity, these behaviors did not account for the link between lack of sleep and obesity.
Lack of sleep in your teenage years can stack the deck against you for obesity future in life. Once you’re an overweight adult, it is much harder to lose weight and keep it off. And the longer you are overweight, the greater your risk for health problems like heart disease, diabetes ad cancer.
The message for parents is to make sure their teenagers get more than eight hours a night. A peaceful and good night sleep does more than help them stay attentive in school. It helps them mature into healthy adults.
Teen should get 9 to 10 hours of sleep a night. It’s known that daytime sleepiness and fatigue affect what and how people eat by triggering craving and changing appetite. For example, sleep-deprived people find it easier to buy calorie laden fast food rather than preparing a healthy meal.