Losing excess weight not only makes you feel better, it could lead to a better night’s sleep overall. There’s a relationship between weight loss, especially belly fat, and improved sleep quality, say health experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.
During a six-month study, 55 overweight or obese volunteers with either Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes completed a study on weight loss and sleep. Participants in the study were divided into two groups. One group went on a weight-loss diet and participated in supervised exercise training, while the second group had only diet intervention.
Both groups lost an average of 15 pounds and the same percentage of belly fat. In addition, both groups improved their overall sleep score by about 20 percent.