Moms with eczema kids get less sleep simply cos our kids don’t sleep well. For tips on helping your child sleep better, see this post. Apart from the sake of our sanity, sleeping well has the benefit of avoiding weight gain (from the loss of sleep!). When you are awake, you may tend to reach for snacks. Plus from WebMD,
The two hormones that are key in this process are ghrelin and leptin. “Ghrelin is the ‘go’ hormone that tells you when to eat, and when you are sleep-deprived, you have more ghrelin,” Breus says. “Leptin is the hormone that tells you to stop eating, and when you are sleep deprived, you have less leptin.”
More ghrelin plus less leptin equals weight gain.
“You are eating more, plus your metabolism is slower when you are sleep-deprived,” Breus says.
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