Radio Interview at Impruvism: How Sleep Relates to Weight Regulation
Recently, I was on the Impruvism radio show with Armi Legge, a competitive triathlete and health blogger. Armi has done a nice job assembling a scientific advisory board for his website, which sets him apart from many others. We discussed various ways that sleep affects weight regulation, including a discussion on:
- How sleep loss influences hormones related to energy regulation, like leptin and ghrelin.
- How sleep and sleep loss influences aspects of cognition, like information processing, memory, mood, and decision making.
- Things to try to do across a 24 hour period in order to get good sleep at night, like our concept of “smart light rhythms” and actionable sleep steps.