Poor sleep can cause weight gain, says expert

Both the quality and quantity of sleep are important elements in improved health, says sleep specialist Dr Irshaad Ebrahim.

Some people may get enough hours of sleep, but still wake up tired, lethargic, anxious, irritable and unable to concentrate.

He says fragmented sleep or sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain and other health complications.

Poor quality sleep is often a result of disrupted sleep cycles, Dr Ebrahim explains.

You need to see what is giving you poor sleep quality.

 Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, Specialist Neuropsychiatrist in Sleep Disorders at Constantia Sleep Centre

Accumulative fragmentation of sleep results in other metabolic problems.

 Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, Specialist Neuropsychiatrist in Sleep Disorders at Constantia Sleep Centre

He discusses sleep deprivation, the impact of sleep apnea and other sleep-related issues.

Visit the Constantia Sleep Centre website for more information.

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