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Losing the Baby Weight

Catch Some ZZZs to Lose the Baby Weight

Is getting shut-eye a form of exercise? Your newborn may not be the only one to benefit from a good night's sleep. Studies show that postpartum women getting less than seven hours of sleep each night have a harder time losing their baby weight than those who do.

According to one of the studies:

Sleep deprivation can cause changes in the levels of hormones involved in appetite regulation. Keep in mind, though, that there are multiple factors involved in causing postpartum women to sleep less. These include just having a newborn, having other small children at home, possible postpartum depression, illness of the newborns, if any, work, etcetera.

Most every mother would love to hit the hay for a bit longer, but making it happen isn't necessarily a matter of choice. What's your take on the issue?

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skigurl skigurl 7 years
this makes sense - celebrities lost their baby weight way faster (for many reasons obviously) than normal people and i'm sure they get a lot more rest because of baby nannies etc.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
That's great and all, but how the HELL does one make that actually happen? I'm STILL sleep deprived because my son is just now sleeping through the night at 18 MONTHS!! As a newborn and infant, there is no way in hell I got 7 hours a night. I was lucky to get 5 interrupted hours with his crazy schedule and need to eat numerous times. LOL! Do you have to drug your child? I'm confused.
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