does sleeping put on weight?

@vandhu (432)
India
November 20, 2008 7:38am CST
well i've heard many say that sleeping in the afternoon makes us put on weight.even many say that we must not sleep immediately after taking food in the night. is that really true that we become fat for the above reasons?
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7 responses
• India
21 Nov 08
Yes because when you go to sleep your not exercising in any way. Its like if i you ate a pizza in the morning (unlikely lol) then went for a long jog for a few hours you would burn calories and probably most of the italian fat machine. But if you ate the pizza then went to sleep you would not burn anything off Yes because when you go to sleep your not exercising in any way. Its like if i you ate a pizza in the morning (unlikely lol) then went for a long jog for a few hours you would burn calories and probably most of the italian fat machine. But if you ate the pizza then went to sleep you would not burn anything off "The simple answer is no. It does not accelerate weight gain it only doesn't allow your body to use the calories for anything other than unconscious actions. Eating a 1500+ calorie meal before you go to sleep will allow your body to break down the meal over the course of their rest period. Though in doing so, your body is converting most of the calories into fat cells for your body to use at a later time (Once your body creates a fat cell, your body can never get rid of it by its own means). There is a draw back to eating and quickly trying to lie down and sleep, that drawback is your digestive system. Your digestive system is an aggressive unconscious action that takes place anytime food is put into your body. Your digestive system works in shifts. You put food in, it breaks it down. The problem is your body only breaks down food so fast. The more food you put in the slower your body digests it. Your digestive system, if working, will cause your brain to enter the "Deep Sleep" session of your rest cycle much later than if you waited an hour after eating to lie down and sleep. So by estimating you will actually lose about an hour of sleep if trying to sleep directly after a hearty meal. Give your body some time to start the digestive process before you try to lie down and sleep."
@vandhu (432)
• India
21 Nov 08
took away the comment from adihindu eh?
@adihindu (1922)
• India
20 Nov 08
Yes because when you go to sleep your not exercising in any way. Its like if I you ate a pizza in the morning (unlikely lol) then went for a long jog for a few hours you would burn calories and probably most of the italian fat machine. But if you ate the pizza then went to sleep you would not burn anything off Yes because when you go to sleep your not exercising in any way. Its like if i you ate a pizza in the morning (unlikely lol) then went for a long jog for a few hours you would burn calories and probably most of the italian fat machine. But if you ate the pizza then went to sleep you would not burn anything off The simple answer is no. It does not accelerate weight gain it only doesn't allow your body to use the calories or anything other than unconscious actions. Eating a 1500+ calorie meal before you go to sleep will allow your body to break down the meal over the course of their rest period. Though in doing so, your body is converting most of the calories into fat cells for your body to use at a later time (Once your body creates a fat cell, your body can never get rid of it by its own means). There is a draw back to eating and quickly trying to lie down and sleep, that drawback is your digestive system. Your digestive system is an aggressive unconscious action that takes place any time food is put into your body. Your digestive system works in shifts. You put food in, it breaks it down. The problem is your body only breaks down food so fast. The more food you put in the slower your body digests it. Your digestive system, if working, will cause your brain to enter the "Deep Sleep" session of your rest cycle much later than if you waited an hour after eating to lie down and sleep. So by estimating you will actually lose about an hour of sleep if trying to sleep directly after a hearty meal. Give your body some time to start the digestive process before you try to lie down and sleep.
@vandhu (432)
• India
21 Nov 08
good your answer is really good...
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
If we slept all the time instead of being awake and moving about then it would stand to reason that the food we eat would not be used up. Our metabolism would be lowered and the extra energy would be stored as fat. Cheers!!
@rainmark (4306)
20 Nov 08
Well if you eat alot and sleep too much that put you much weight on but if you are eating less and sleep alot, it never make you fat. It makes you more thinner. happy posting.
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Sleeping too much, maybe. But just sleeping, i don't think so. On sleeping immediately after taking food, I think in whatever time of the day it is that you'd do this, it may contribute to weight gain simply because the inactivity may slow down our metabolism. This, though, is just my opinion and I don't know of any scientific explanation that would prove my point.
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I think so. I've heard you should not eat late at night, then go to bed. My girlfriend's daughter does this and she looks like she's putting on some weight. And she's only 21 years old.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
20 Nov 08
It all depends on how much you eat before bed and throughout the day but yes if you do eat a lot of food before bed it will help you gain weight. When you sleep it slows down your metabolism making your body not process the food as fast.