Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?
It’s no secret that Americans are getting fatter. In 2018, the CDC records that a whopping 42.4% of American adults were obese. There are many theories as to why this is happening — unhealthy eating trends, more screen time, more desk workers, etc. In this article, we’d like to explore another trend that we are noticing. These days, Americans are also sleeping less. In 1942, 84% of Americans slept the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Nowadays, 40% of Americans get less than 7 hours of sleep. In the 1950s, approximately 10% of American adults were obese.