According to a recent study by the Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research in Portland, sleep and stress factors are directly related to weight factor. The researchers said that if people want to lose weight, they should decrease stress and sleep more. This will result in weight loss.
Moreover, the study revealed that more stress and little sleep stops weight loss even when the person is dieting or excercising.
"We found that people who got more than six but less than eight hours of sleep, and who reported the lowest levels of stress, had the most success in a weight-loss program," said the study author, Dr. Charles Elder.
According to Elder, if someone is having sleeplessness or is sleeping more than recommended and stress level for the person is high, he/she will not be able to make behavioral changes. Moreover, Elder added that these variables have biological impacts as well.
"If you want to lose weight, things that will help you include reducing stress and getting the right amount of sleep," Elder said.