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A Lack of Sleep Does Not Stop Fat Loss

In this week’s episode, I discuss the evidence on the importance of sleep and whether a lack of it can impact fat loss and muscle retention.

As mentioned in this episode, I’m going to be speaking in Dublin in June!! You can register your interest here!


05:23 – Why the findings of sleep research might not apply to you/your client

12:58 – Does sleeping less than 8 hours reduce fat loss?

21:18 – Does sleep deprivation limit muscle gain?

24:14 – Why sleeping more could help you lose weight

32:07 – When to consider prioritising sleep over dieting



Kontou et al. (2023) The effect of mild to moderate sleep restriction on subjective hunger in healthy young men

Kocevska et al. (2021) Heritability of sleep duration and quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Shi et al. (2019) A Rare Mutation of β1-Adrenergic Receptor Affects Sleep/Wake Behaviors

Lamon et al. (2021) The effect of acute sleep deprivation on skeletal muscle protein synthesis and the hormonal environment

Saner et al. (2020) The effect of sleep restriction, with or without high-intensity interval exercise, on myofibrillar protein synthesis in healthy young men


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