Does too much sleep makes one fat?

Does too much sleep makes one fat?
I don't know if this is a myth or truth, but I have heard lots of people saying that too much sleep makes one get fat and it's not generally good for one's health.

Normally, sleep is believed to be very good for one's health, so how then can it be linked to having a negative effect on someone?


I think anthing that is too much is actually bad. Having enough sleep causes an imbalance body functions just like when not having enough sleep too much. So yes, I think sleeping too much does make one fat. But I still think that it still depends on the person or the health of a person. I usually get too much sleep during summer break but I don't get fat. I don't get enough sleep during school but I don't get fat either. I think it really does depend on the person's metabolism and other health factors or conditions.
Posted by hstinscdln on 11-17-2018
I agree with you. Too much of everything will never be good. I actually envy those who still have fast metabolism, because when I reached my 20's I started to get "thick". It may be because of excessive eating and sleeping afterwards. I know it's not healthy though, but that's just what you want after a long and tiring day.
Posted by theresajane on 11-17-2018
How much sleep you need depends on the nature of your work and your physiological conditions. For some people 6-7 hours of sleep will be enough where as for some people they require at least 9 hours of sleep. Putting on weight is also depended on number of factors. Sleeping long hours is not the only reason.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
yes sleeping too much can make one fat.especially after eating and one just hit the bed again without any form of activities all those stored calories will be turn to fat and one will be adding so much weight.
Posted by lovely on 11-21-2018
I think it depends on the metabolism of the person whether he gets fat or not on the amount of sleep. In our office those who were assigned on the graveyard shift gets fat and they say that they tend to eat more when they lack sleep. I also have a friend who gets fat when she oversleeps. That is clearly on a case to case basis that you can get fat when you sleep so much but you can also lose weight if your metabolism says so.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-10-2018
I don't think the duration of sleep can be identified as a cause for weight gain. If a person sleeps throughout the day and does not eat then that will eventually cause weight loss. I think the amount of food intake is more of the culprit for being overweight.
Posted by iambeth on 11-17-2018
I will have to agree with your point of view. If you sleep right after eating heavy meal, you might put on weight,. If you eat less and still sleep long hours, you might not put on weight.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
I think that this is a myth. If you are sleeping than you are not eating. This will eventually make you thin not fat. Also when you get more then enough rest you are less likely to want to eat all the time. When you are tired you are hungry you are tired all the time, so I would argue that getting more sleep then you need is good for your weight loss journey. In fact if I'm not wrong one of the things you are advised to do this when you are loosing weight is to get enough sleep. This is total myth.
Posted by jaymish on 11-17-2018
I agree with your point. If you sleep long hours you are not eating for a long time. Weight gain is more related to eating rather than sleeping. For example, if you sleep for 10 hours, you are not eating for 10 hours. The body repairs itself while in sleeping mode, thus sleeping well will make you healthy.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
I guess so because when you don't do anything for the whole you will definitely become fat and not reduce the fat in your body.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-17-2018
I don't think so, because the body metabolizes and digest the food we eat better during deep sleep compared to people who gets little sleep or those who just take short naps. Our body heals itself better when were asleep.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 11-17-2018
Poor sleeping creates digestive disorders. You need to sleep well to digest food and convert the food into energy required for your body. Body goes into self healing process while you are sleeping.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
I think, yes. It is very true for a person who just stays at home, who eats and sleeps. Especially to those who eat excessively and sleeps afterwards without waiting too much for the food to be digested.
Posted by theresajane on 11-17-2018
It can be a factor but not the root cause. People who have too much sleep most likely don't have enough time to exercise and that makes them fat. Everything that is too much is not good. It can affect our blood circulation and metabolism as well. We need enough sleep for our body and too much of it is not good.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 11-17-2018
I don't think so, because supposedly you burn your fats mostly when you are resting. Also, when you sleep the right amount you tend to be a lot less hungry as opposed to when you lack sleep then you're bound to feel hunger all day. I have experienced sleeping all day on some days and it really made me feel refreshed and a lot less hungry than I normally do because I feel rested and content.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-17-2018
Weight gain is a result of eating more and not doing any exercise. If you sleep a lot, then eat a lot and do notwork out, you will surely put on weight. If you sleep right after eating, you will also tend to put on weight. There should be at least 2 hours gap between eating and sleeping.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
Not really. It depends more on you body composition and the nutrients that you eat. I sleep a lot since they advised me to but I am still too skinny. Specialists said that my body's metabolism is just fast.
Posted by emiaj55 on 11-17-2018
Well, I don't think that too much sleep can make a person overweight or fat. However, sleeping immediately after having a meal is certainly not proper for your health. If you don't exercise regularly and sleep all the time then it will obviously result in the gradual increase in your weight and body fat.
Posted by jpk0007 on 11-17-2018
I've never heard of such a thing. Too much lack of physical activity can make one fat somewhat, but that isn't relegated to just sleep. Too much sitting in general is not good for ones health.
Posted by NickJ on 11-17-2018
Inactivity and eating lot of calories are the prime reasons for weight gain. Sleeping actually puts your body into self healing mode which will help you remain fit and healthy. If you are doing a lot of physical activity, sleeping long hours actually benefit you.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
Pretty much. I do think however that too much sleep can cause your thinking to become somewhat slowed at times. Because once you awaken from a nap or a slumber, it takes a little while for you to become as bright and alert as you need to be in 'awake mode.'
Posted by NickJ on 11-19-2018
Possible. I have read a research about this before that sleeping too much can cause gain weight. It is because of lack of doing such activities that may a person to gain weight even just by lying down. I'm not yet sure about this research as I have not met any person who can say that he did gain weight by sleeping but I guess it would be better if everyone should learn to exercise regularly to avoid gaining weight.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-17-2018
I don't think oversleeping can make a person gain weight. I believe if your lifestyle is sedentary then you tend to gain weight. Maybe eating too much and then laying down in bed can make you gain weight I guess.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 11-17-2018
That's right. Sleeping alone does not contribute to weight gain, you gain weight because of inactivity and eating in large quantity. Weight gain is also depended on your metabolism.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
When your sleeping your body is at rest. The energy you get from eating become stagnant so fat might build up. I don’t think sleeping directly affect weight. But rather how you utilize the energy you get from your food intake. If you eat alot move a lot.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-17-2018
I think this refers to sleeping directly right after eating. It might cause weight gain. Also, sleeping too much is also not good for the health. 8 hours is enough for proper sleep. Too much of sleep or too much of anything is bad. Everything should be done moderately.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-17-2018
There was this time that I sleep right after lunch for the whole week, I gained a lot of weight compared to other times. We should just stick to the recommended hours of sleep, 8 hours. Too much of anything is bad for the health. Too much sleep for me cause me to have headaches and continuously sleeping throughout the day will make your body weak due to the lack of exercise.
Posted by Alymae on 11-17-2018
Oh how funny! I had a friend at university and when she went on a diet, her way of losing weight was to go to sleep. She figured when she was hungry if she just went to sleep she wouldn't eat! She actually did lose weight.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 11-17-2018
How to could your friend go to sleep when she was hungry? I cannot go to sleep in empty stomach. Having said that I believe you can cut weight by avoid eating and going to sleep. In the sleeping mode, your body requires less energy. In the sleeping mode, your body starts converting your food into energy.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
I'm sure your friend must've also mixed that sleep with some exercise an maybe a healthier diet.
Posted by NickJ on 11-19-2018
I think sleeping in the afternoon is not going to be good for the body. As during the afternoon your body is building up a sugar routine. And that needs to be taken into consideration. Apart from that sleep is going to reduce the calories. So that can be one way of going to reduce the weight. I think many people try it out and it does work out for them. Though it may not work for all but some people can make it work.
Posted by overcast on 12-08-2018
I know some people who sleep a lot and gain weight. I am not sure if this is the real cause of weight gain but they say that it is. If that is true then I hope I can gain weight if I sleep a lot.
Posted by superlicca on 11-18-2018
I think if you sleep too much and be inactive with your life like not moving or exercising anymore, it will really make you fat. However, if you are just going to catch up with your sleep schedule it's okay. In addition, eating before your sleeping schedule will really make you fat because your body will not have time to digest your food because you are already sleeping and only minimal actions received from your body.
Posted by vivalavanda on 11-18-2018
Yes, too much sleep piles up fat and thereby hinders the relaxation of your muscles. It makes you lazy eventually and you would not feel like exercising. A good sleep usually lasts for 6-8 hours depending on the person. Anything more than that should be avoided. A good balance of exercise and sleep is what would actually help you lose weight.
Posted by kaushikangara on 11-18-2018
That will occur only if you are eating a lot of food, not working out, and sleeping long hours. Going to sleep immediately after eating also increases weight. If you sleep long hours, and still eat less and work out, your weight will remain remain constant or might even shed extra pounds.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
I think no, I know someone who sleeps until twelve in the afternoon and still look very skinny. I actually envy her. She said that maybe the reason why she is skinny is because when she wake up in the afternoon, she eats her lunch directly and skip breakfast because it is already late.
Posted by agbuyarashel on 11-18-2018
I’ve heard of too little sleep actually being a cause of people being overweight, not too much! Apparently if you have too little sleep it can cause your metabolism to go completely out of whack and also increases your cravings for junk foods.
Posted by amelia88 on 11-18-2018
If you sleep less, you will be stressed out (because of lack of enough rest), if you are stressed out, you tend to put on a lot of weight. IN order to maintain your weight, you need enough sleep. If you do a lot of physical and mental work, you need a lot of sleep.
Posted by vinaya on 11-18-2018
I think so because staying awake can easily make you lose a lot of fat.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-18-2018
It works both ways right so it might be true anyway.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-23-2018
When you sleep youre also spend more energy.. thats why when we wake up youre usually tend to eat more. I think that the reason why you make fat you tend to eat more after too much sleeping. You body would tend to replace the lost energy when you sleep
Posted by Tengmin on 11-18-2018
Sleep is truly good for anyone's health, however taking in to context the phrase 'too much' would mean that too much sleep will cause us only harm because it's more than what we need. Actually, I am a person who sleeps a lot and sometimes I sleep for at least 12 hours especially if I'm very tired. What I have observed is that my bones become a little bit weak and so is my eyesight which gets a little dizzy. In terms of fat, yes it does really make you fatter and sometimes bloated because you do not exercise when you sleep because you're at a static mode. While, if you are awake you move a lot and that causes you to sweat and possibly lose weight.
Posted by jaybee19 on 11-18-2018
It's actually possible that sleeping can make you fat. It depends though on what kind of activities you did before you sleep such as walking, going to the gym, playing a sport, doing some hard work or anything that would make you sweat and gain some strength. But if you were to just sit around, lie in bed all day, stay at home or in one location without really walking or moving around then for sure you are to get some extra pounds when you take a sleep because your body does not really stretches itself nor does it get the exercise it needs.
Posted by YoloBoy on 11-18-2018
I think it depends on the lifestyle of the person. I used to sleep almost 10 hours a day, but I don't gain any weight. I am more comfortable working at night, I drink two cups of coffee during work, I think it helps with my metabolism. I don't exercise often. So, I guess that too much sleep doesn't work for me to gain weight.
Posted by KIRZZ on 11-18-2018
I'm not sure if there is such a thing as 'oversleeping' or sleeping too much. We may sleep longer on some days but that's only because our body needs the extra hours of sleep. I don't think that this fact alone can make someone fat. For example, well-rested people have more energy for physical activities that burn calories while sleep-deprived people may lack the enthusiasm to engage in physically exhausting activities. However, if one is physically inactive in the first place, then sleeping or resting beyond one's physical requirements may cause him/her to gradually gain weight. in such cases, people burn less calories during sleep than they do when they're up and awake and over time, that can lead to weight gain.
Posted by chatbox on 11-18-2018
Yes, oversleeping could make you gain extra waist. Explanation is that oversleeping would possibly harm your circadian system. Whilst this system is off sync, numerous diseases and conditions would possibly arouse. Those diseases and conditions, inclusive of blood sugar stages fluctuations, can motive in turn to decrease fat burning rate.
Posted by jetselle on 11-18-2018
Totally! If you do not get enough sleep during the night, you will find it difficult, if not impossible, to get up in the morning. Lack of sleep can be caused by poor sleep quality, not getting enough sleep or having an abnormal need for sleep. This will make you binge eat during the day, as the energy levels are low.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-20-2018
Is it not the opposite? Too little sleep is know to be bad for you. However, lack of excersise whether you are asleep or not could make you fat. I am sure there are medical reasons that back the statement up, but I have never researched this as I sleep too little and have to concentrate on getting more. My guess though is that the key is in the excersise factor for both too little and too much sleep.
Posted by HappyLady on 11-19-2018
I’m going to assume that the answer varies depending on the individual, but from what I’ve read, I’m pretty sure that less sleep is actually going to make you fatter. A lot of physicians agree that not getting adequate amounts of sleep can actually be a cause for weight gain. I don’t recall the exact details, but I believe it has something to do with the stress hormone cortisol. The problem is that people react to cortisol differently. Some people are going to gain weight while others will lose it, but a lot of it has to do with the person’s diet as well. There isn’t really a single factor that leads to weight gain or loss, but rather a combination factors.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-19-2018
Of course my opinion is not a result of research on a sample of people but it is more anecdotal .I for myself have noticed that sleeping too little or too much actually causes me to gain some weight. Also many people that I have discussed this matter with have reported the same. That being said I have no actual scientific source to back that up. I would say sleep until you do not need an alarm clock is the right idea.
Posted by GeorgeDr on 11-19-2018
Sleep is essential for weight loss. Regulating your sleep will in fact help with overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because how much you get does in fact affect what you eat and there is a metabolic affect when food is eaten while one is sleep deprived.
Posted by csk81 on 11-19-2018
I think not.Good sleep will help you have a healthier and more improved life. Less sleep will lead in to more stress,less energy and less concentration in general.
Posted by MittensFX on 11-19-2018
I have found out that getting more sleep can definitely affect the blood sugar levels. And that leads to increase or decrease in weight depending on your existing health. So it all depends on the health patterns and the food eating habit then the sleep that one takes.
Posted by overcast on 11-19-2018
There are so many factors to consider in losing and gaining weight. Sleeping alone cannot make anyone fat nor thin because if that is the case everyone would sleep more to get fat and sleep less to get thin. This topic could not be answered generally because some of us have hormonal imbalance which causes these kinds of cases be possible. But for others who's has balanced hormones, the idea of gaining weight by too much sleep alone is doubtful.
Posted by gutzman on 11-20-2018
You are right. There are so many things to consider when it comes to gaining and losing weight. Though it was a good factor to consider but not enough to conclude.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 11-20-2018
Again it really depends on conditions and situations or our everyday lives. Tiresome jobs or work requires more rest or sleep. It is important to sleep 8 to 9 hours a day and that is just the right amount of sleeping time for most people but oversleeping can be bad as well. I sometimes oversleep if I had a really tiring day and that's just. I believe that oversleeping without doing nothing everyday can make a person gain more weight even sleeping after meals. I make sure that I do my regular exercise every week.
Posted by Marako0406 on 11-20-2018
It has something to do I think with one's metabolism. Too much sleep can cause us to have impaired glucose tolerance. I think that this can cause us to get fat because it is about the inability of our body to process sugars.
Posted by Vinsanity on 11-20-2018
Your body cannot make good use of the energy obtained from food when you sleep so it is bound to store it as fat. The longer you sleep, the less energy you need. This can get worse if you eat very late at night. If you do not give your body the opportunity to burn calories, it is forced to store it as fat, so sleeping much is fattening instead of good for losing weight.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-20-2018
Does too much sleep makes one fat: No. It only makes one person weak and lazy. As well all know, too much is too bad. It causes abnormalities to the blood pressure of one person.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 11-21-2018
I think it depends on if the person is eating or not. because without eating weight gajn might not be achieved but if it just eating a balanced meal and being in bed all day then weight gain is sure.
Posted by lovely on 11-21-2018
I don’t sleep more than 7 hours but I am still fat which means having too much sleep wouldn’t really make you fat. On the contrary when I get enough sleep of 8 hours or more I tend to lose weight as long as I don’t eat too much. My take is the food that we eat that we should give it time to digest before we sleep otherwise the food will be absorbed and that will give us added weight.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-21-2018
I don't think too much sleep makes one fat. I think your genes, the type of food you intake, and how you exercise matter most. I can attest to this because I sleep like 9-11 hours a day, and sometimes more during the weekend, but I do not gain a lot of weight.
Posted by clarisseblogs on 11-22-2018
It is somehow true based on my experience. Maybe because when you sleep a lot, and eat a lot, and don't exercise, you don't burn those fats stored in you and as a result you get fat.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-23-2018
Sleep is good if done right. Anything in moderation is good for the body and that includes sleep. I don't know about how sleep making people fat but I do know that a lot of sleep gives me a headache.
Posted by knnon on 11-26-2018
It depends on the age, gender mental health. I read studies that say that 6 hours of sleep is just enough. I usually sleep for about 6 hours and I feel just amazing. It's okay to sleep 7,8 hours , but if you sleep 15 hours a day - that's bad, that makes you lazy and laziness will eventually make you fat.
Posted by koki12346 on 11-26-2018
I've never heard a medical professional saying that too much sleep makes you fat. If it does, it's probably only a minor factor to a person being fat. I know a lot of fat people who don't oversleep. If you're worried about being fat, don't change your sleeping habits but instead change your eating habits.
Posted by axl2468 on 11-29-2018
Too much sleep can cause laziness and it is not advisable especially to those fat people. Circulation of the blood gets slower and may harm them. People need to sleep eight hours a day.
Posted by Em14 on 11-29-2018
Yes, oversleeping can make you gain extra waist. Explanation is that oversleeping might harm your circadian system. When this system is off sync, various diseases and conditions might arouse. These diseases and conditions, such as blood sugar levels fluctuations, can cause in turn to lower fat burning rate.
Posted by amosgwapo on 12-05-2018
This is true. I have many physicians take about blood sugar levels and sleep. Also, I have seen people gain weight due to oversleeping.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 12-07-2018
I've gone through depression so I've experienced days where I slept 12-18 hours. Because of that, I gained a ton of weight. It's because I was just lying in bed and not doing anything to burn calories. You could just eat 1 meal during the day and still gain weight if you have this sleep schedule.
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 12-05-2018
Anything that is too much is bad , that also applies to "sleeping". Having 8 hrs of sleep a day is healthy. But more than that makes your body's metabolism slower. It definitely affects your body in a way. I believe too much sleep will make you fat because you don't get to be more active as you should. It's not good for your health because you are not designed just to sleep for too many hours a day. Our body is also designed for work. We have to keep moving.
Posted by Anonymous on 12-07-2018