Obesity in Sleep Deprived Students
Obesity in teenagers has been linked to those who do not get enough sleep. The chart below demonstrates how this happens. On the left the process starts with sleep deprivation and cause increased hunger and increased opportunity to eat. This causes the adolescents to gain weight. The chart also shows that sleep deprivation causes increased fatigue and altered thermoregulation (the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries). These both lead to reduced energy. Obesity is the result of increased calorie intake and decreased energy.