The Effect Of Napping On Weight Gain?
myth or fact that napping can make you gain weight?
Hi, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. To answer your question, you must first understand why a person's weight can go up or down. Body weight is the result of the sum of the daily calorie needs with the number of calories in. So people who want to lose weight must have fewer calories than their needs and vice versa, people who want to be fat must have more calories than their needs. Knowing your daily calorie needs is quite easy. You just need to google "Basal metabolic rate calculator" and answer the fields. Usually asked about gender, age, height, and physical and mental stress factors.
Next you have to know what conditions increase the body's calorie needs, including lack of sleep, exercise or physical activity, stress, study, and illness.
So back to your question, about whether sleep can increase weight, it depends, napping is not an activity that increases calorie needs. But naps that are done occasionally and only 1-1.5 hours will not have much effect. Especially if that person takes a nap after a whole morning of exercising. It's different with people who nap for hours to 3-4 hours every day and are not balanced with exercise plus always snacking, then of course their weight will increase.
So, hopefully useful.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa