Study: Getting more sleep could help you lose weight

Adding more sleep to your bedtime routine may help with weight loss.

That’s according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal "Jama Internal Medicine."

Researchers conducted a two-week sleep study with 80 adults between the ages of 21 and 40, and who averaged less than six and a half hours of sleep per night.

Participants who added about an hour of sleep each night took in about 150 fewer calories per day. That led to an average weight loss of nearly two pounds.

Researchers concluded that improving and maintaining healthy sleep duration over longer periods could be part of obesity prevention and weight loss programs.