10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Lose Sleep

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7. You gain weight.

Gaining Weight

Lack of sleep can cause you to pack on pounds. A study examined the relationship between sleep and weight in 21,469 adults over the age of 20. The people who slept less than five hours each night over the course of the three-year study were more likely to gain weight and eventually become obese. Those who slept between 7 and 8 hours fared better on the scale.

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