Obesity and short sleep: unlikely bedfellows?

@article{Horne2011ObesityAS,
  title={Obesity and short sleep: unlikely bedfellows?},
  author={J. Horne},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={12}
}
  • J. Horne
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Obesity Reviews
The link between habitual short sleep and obesity is critically examined from a sleep perspective. Sleep estimates are confounded by ‘time in bed’, naps; the normal distribution of sleep duration. Wide categorizations of ‘short sleep’, with claims that <7 h sleep is associated with obesity and morbidity, stem from generalizations from 5 h sleepers (<8% of adults) and acute restriction studies involving unendurable sleepiness. Statistically significant epidemiological findings are of… Expand
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