Property dwellers currently on the lookout for a new divan bed to improve their comfort and ensure a good night’s sleep may be suffering in a number of ways.
It has long been realised that a lack of shut-eye can cause drowsiness and tiredness during the day, but new research suggests it also causes people to eat more.
Lead researcher Marie-Pierre St Onge, a research associate at Columbia University’s New York Obesity Research Center, notes the problem is particularly common among women.
“It has an impact on cognitive restraint. High-fat food is tempting and maybe on short sleep you can’t restrain yourself as well, while on full sleep you can resist more easily,” she states.
One possible solution is to splash out on a comfortable divan bed and get plenty of time in it each night, allowing the body to recover from the day’s exertions.
A recent report by the Times of India found age and weight are two of the most important contributors to how comfortable people are under the covers.