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How can getting enough sleep help me lose weight?

Sleep is a powerful tool for weight management. Getting sufficient sleep -- for most of us that means 7-8 hours a night -- can help keep your appetite in check, curb cravings, and reduce late-night noshing. The problem is that many of us just aren’t getting that much sleep on a regular basis. And sleep deficiency can make controlling weight much more difficult.

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