- By Laurel J. Kelly
Consumer Health Tips: Sleep and your weight
Sleep: The healthy habit that promotes weight loss
Want to lose weight? Be sure you're getting your shut-eye. It's difficult to lose weight and keep it off if you don't practice another key lifestyle habit: getting good sleep. Being tired all the time makes it harder to eat well or exercise, and lack of sleep also can lead to weight gain.
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