Short sleep is a questionable risk factor for obesity and related disorders: Statistical versus clinical significance

@article{Horne2008ShortSI,
  title={Short sleep is a questionable risk factor for obesity and related disorders: Statistical versus clinical significance},
  author={J. Horne},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={77},
  pages={266-276}
}
  • J. Horne
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Biological Psychology
Habitually insufficient sleep could contribute towards obesity, metabolic syndrome, etc., via sleepiness-related inactivity and excess energy intake; more controversially, through more direct physiological changes. Epidemiological studies in adult/children point to small clinical risk only in very short (around 5h in adults), or long sleepers, developing over many years, involving hundreds of hours of 'too little' or 'too much' sleep. Although acute 4h/day sleep restriction leads to glucose… Expand
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