Can't sleep? You could be gaining weight because of it. Here's why.

 

We may not be getting enough sleep and it could be making us gain weight.

 

Franck Prevel, Getty Images

 

According to WIFR TV-23, "The experts at FitMe Wellness say getting the right amount can help our memory, energy level and release hormones that affect growth and appetite. The amount we should be getting depends on our age.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends at least 11-12 hours for preschool-aged children, 10 hours for school-aged children, 9-10 hours for teens, and 7-8 hours for adults".

If you don't get enough sleep, I can tell you that you will wake up feeling groggy and have difficulty concentrating.

Get your sleep people and be healthy.