Stress, lack of sleep can impede weight-loss efforts

March 29, 2011 1:42:02 PM PDT
If you're having trouble losing weight, you may need to adjust your sleep schedule, and try to reduce your stress level.

Researchers from Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research suggest high stress and the wrong amount of sleep can affect a person's ability to lose weight. That's the case even for those who are watching their calories.

They found people who slept more than six hours a night but less than eight hours, and reported low levels of stress, were most successful in their weight loss study.