The Relationships Among Sleep, Nutrition, and Obesity

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Obesity is associated with an array of adverse physiological, psychological, and social consequences. Tackling obesity remains difficult, given the challenges of maintaining positive behavior changes. Obesity occurs from persistent positive energy (excessive energy intake with insufficient counteractive energy expenditure), but several biological, psychological, and environmental factors influence energy balance. It has recently emerged that sleep duration is an important factor that impinges on energy balance and could be a potential overlooked behavior predisposing to obesity. We highlight and review the recent evidence surrounding sleep in relation to obesity from epidemiological studies to experimental work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-225
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Sleep Medicine Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015



  • Appetite
  • Circadian misalignment
  • Circadian preference
  • Energy balance
  • Food intake
  • Hunger
  • Metabolism
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Sleep duration
  • Sleep loss
  • Sleep quality
  • Sleep restriction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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