All moms know about the lack of sleep that comes with a newborn, and now a new study finds that may make it more difficult to lose baby weight.
Women who said they got no more than 5 hours of sleep when their babies were 6 months old had three times the risk for substantial weight retention at their baby's first birthday. That's compared with moms who got 7 hours of shut-eye a night.
Other studies have linked poor sleep to not only obesity in women, but coronary artery disease and diabetes, as well.
The study included 940 women with a median age of 33. They were a mix of Caucasian, African American and Hispanic women.
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