Could more sleep help you lose weight?

Photographer: Jay Mantri

Photographer: Jay Mantri


“Ian Patton has struggled with obesity his whole life. He’d lose weight, then put it on, going up and down like a yo-yo,” wrote Duncan McCue for CBC Radio on January 20, 2019.

McCue continued, “When he tries to pinpoint why, sleeplessness stands out.

“I think of times when I had significant re-gain or problems with my weight, it would often be tied to periods where I wasn’t sleeping well,” said Patton.

Patton, 35, says that as a child he was heavy but athletic, competing fiercely as a high school wrestler. Things changed in his university years. While pursuing his PhD in kinesiology, stress began to interfere with his sleep.”

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