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Doing This At Night May Cause You To Gain Weight

June 12, 2019

A new study has found that sleeping with the TV or lights on may cause women to gain weight!

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study found that sleeping with an artificial light on at night was “significantly associated with increased risk of weight gain and obesity, especially in women who had a light or a television on in the room while sleeping.”

The weight of the 43,722 women in the study was measured over a six-year period and during a follow up 12 years after the study began.  Women who slept with a light on in the room or with a television on had an 11 pound, or more increase in body weight compared to those who did not sleep with any light on at night. Those who slept with a light in the room or a TV also had a 10% or more increase in BMI, and were more likely to be overweight or obese.