HomeHealthIf you want to lose weight, sleep in the dark: artificial light makes you fat (also on TV and mobile)
If you want to lose weight, sleep in the dark: artificial light makes you fat (also on TV and mobile)
July 7, 2020
Being fat or thin does not only depend on what you eat or what you move. Things as everyday and apparently trivial as sleeping regularly with the television on or the last thing we do before going to bed, checking our Twitter account on our mobile phones, can influence the weight that the scale marks. How? A group of researchers from the University of Hong Kong and Oxford University They have reviewed a dozen different studies on the subject to draw a conclusion: that artificial night light is affecting our weight.
The conclusion of this meta-analysis is an attack for worshipers of the nightly Netflix marathons: people who are exposed to artificial light to a greater extent are 13% more at risk of being overweight and 22% more likely to be obese. In addition, this relationship that associates greater exposure to night light with worse weight results was observed even in people who slept with a light on … that is, not all the fault of the electronic devices that surround us, the problem is artificial light at night itself.