Gaining weight? Don't blame lack of sleep

February 13, 2008 1:31:03 PM PST
If you're blaming those excess pounds on lack of sleep, new research says you might be dreaming.

Despite past research, a new study raises doubts that 5 hours or less of shut eye a night has any impact on body weight or waist size.

This study in the American Journal of Epidemiology could not affirm which came first the lack of sleep or the weight problem.

Researchers came to that conclusion after keeping tabs on the weight gain and sleep habits of thousands of people for nearly 10 years.