, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 51–59 | Cite as

Sommeil court et risque d’obésité

  • A. Guyon
  • K. Spiegel
Revue / Review


La réduction du temps alloué au sommeil est un phénomène de plus en plus courant qui touche toutes les tranches d’âge de tous les pays industrialisés. Cette revue résume les données épidémiologiques et expérimentales qui se sont rapidement accumulées au cours des 15 dernières années pour indiquer qu’un sommeil écourté constitue un facteur de risque comportemental d’obésité, au même titre qu’une alimentation inappropriée ou qu’un manque d’activité physique. Il devient primordial de relayer cette information auprès de la population et des professionnels de santé.

Mots clés

Sommeil Obésité Leptine Ghréline Prise alimentaire 

Short sleep and obesity risk


Behavioral sleep curtailment is increasingly common in modern society and affects all age groups. In this article, we summarize the epidemiological and experimental evidence that has rapidly accumulated during the past 15 years to suggest that short sleep is a behavioral and environmental risk factor for obesity, alongside with increased caloric intake and decreased physical activity. It becomes important to inform the general population and the health professionals about the importance of getting enough sleep to stay lean.


Sleep Obesity Leptin Ghrelin Food intake 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physiologie intégrée du système d’éveil, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, INSERM U1028 - UMR 5292, Faculté de Médecine Lyon EstUniversité Claude BernardLyon cedex 08France

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