A little weight loss boosts sleep in obese adults

Obese adults who lose at least 5% of their body weight sleep better and feel happier after six months, according to the latest study on the subject.

But the sleep benefits diminish by 24 months, according to the University of Pennsylvania study.

Lifestyle coaching and active interventions work better for weight loss than passive interventions such as printed educational material, according to the study presented in Chicago at the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014.

The 390 subjects in the study were randomly assigned to one of three