Reducing fat in the abdomen will improve sleep quality
Weight loss, either by the way of adjusting your diet or accompanied by exercise, is able to improve the quality of sleep for people with diabetes. This was stated by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“We found an increase in the quality of sleep associated with weight loss, especially fat in the abdomen,” said one researcher Kerry Stewart, as quoted by Science Daily.
For six months of the study, researchers recruited 77 people with type 2 diabetes. They all also had excess weight. Then, respondents were asked to fill out a sleep disorder that they experienced, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, difficulty sleeping soundly, or sleepy during the day.
After they were asked to do a diet program, averagely respondents lost weight by 7 kilograms. Abdominal fat also declined by about 15 percent.
Thee wight loss apparently also affects the sleep quality of respondents. According to the researchers, at least some sleep disorders experienced by people with obesity and diabetes were gradually reduced.
“The key to sleep quality is weight loss, especially in the abdomen, which is the core of our research. Besides, no matter their age or gender, the pattern of food or type of diet plus exercise performed, weight loss can be done from now on if you also want to improve the quality of sleep, “said Stewart.
Good quality sleep is essential for physical and mental health as a whole. So it is important for you to have a good sleep quality, especially obese people who tend to experience frequent disturbances during sleep.