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Impact of insufficient sleep on total daily energy expenditure, food intake, and weight gain

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, March 2013
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46 news outlets
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10 blogs
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1975 tweeters
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31 Facebook pages
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Title
Impact of insufficient sleep on total daily energy expenditure, food intake, and weight gain
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, March 2013
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1216951110
Pubmed ID
Authors

R. R. Markwald, E. L. Melanson, M. R. Smith, J. Higgins, L. Perreault, R. H. Eckel, K. P. Wright

Abstract

Insufficient sleep is associated with obesity, yet little is known about how repeated nights of insufficient sleep influence energy expenditure and balance. We studied 16 adults in a 14- to 15-d-long inpatient study and quantified effects of 5 d of insufficient sleep, equivalent to a work week, on energy expenditure and energy intake compared with adequate sleep. We found that insufficient sleep increased total daily energy expenditure by ∼5%; however, energy intake--especially at night after dinner--was in excess of energy needed to maintain energy balance. Insufficient sleep led to 0.82 ± 0.47 kg (±SD) weight gain despite changes in hunger and satiety hormones ghrelin and leptin, and peptide YY, which signaled excess energy stores. Insufficient sleep delayed circadian melatonin phase and also led to an earlier circadian phase of wake time. Sex differences showed women, not men, maintained weight during adequate sleep, whereas insufficient sleep reduced dietary restraint and led to weight gain in women. Our findings suggest that increased food intake during insufficient sleep is a physiological adaptation to provide energy needed to sustain additional wakefulness; yet when food is easily accessible, intake surpasses that needed. We also found that transitioning from an insufficient to adequate/recovery sleep schedule decreased energy intake, especially of fats and carbohydrates, and led to -0.03 ± 0.50 kg weight loss. These findings provide evidence that sleep plays a key role in energy metabolism. Importantly, they demonstrate physiological and behavioral mechanisms by which insufficient sleep may contribute to overweight and obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 1%
Spain 4 <1%
Brazil 4 <1%
Croatia 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
China 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Other 11 2%
Unknown 459 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 108 22%
Student > Master 88 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 75 15%
Researcher 65 13%
Student > Postgraduate 33 7%
Other 127 26%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 114 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 113 23%
Unspecified 52 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 51 10%
Psychology 38 8%
Other 128 26%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

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