According to a new research, sleeping with the TV on can actually make you fat. The outwardly harmless habit just might make you pack on a few pounds. Research shows that falling asleep with a lot of non-natural light on is now connected to an amplified risk of weight gain and obesity.
Regular contact to light and darkness helps maintain our 24-hour body clock, which controls metabolism, sleep-promoting hormones, blood pressure, and other bodily functions. Rising exploration suggests disturbing the typical sleep-wake cycle may subsidize to poor health, increasing risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity.
According to a new study issued in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which studied the sleeping habits of nearly 44-thousand women in the US, found those who say they sleep with a TV or a light on in the room gained 11 pounds or more and had a body mass increase of about 10-percent over a 5-year period. There was also a 22-percent chance of becoming overweight and a 33-percent chance of becoming obese or having too much body fat.
Health officials commend taking TVs and other tech devices out of your bedroom in order to support a healthy sleeping environment. So, from now, kick the habit and cut the lights during your sleep.