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Sleep is the key to weight loss.

A single-center randomized clinical trial showed that sleep was linked with fewer calories consumed.

Compared with controls, young adults who were overweight and habitually slept less than 6.5 hours a night slept an extra 1.2 hours on average after a sleep counseling intervention and took in 270 fewer kcal/day. 270 kcal per day has the potential to translate to a 2-pound loss per month.

According to the authors of this study, adequate sleep duration could be a game-changer in our battle with the obesity epidemic as a society. The study was conducted by Esra Tasali, MD, and team at the University of Chicago.

Sleep is the key to weight loss.

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