Episode 4Quarantine-15 & Sleep

The combination of boredom, anxiety and lack of quality sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic can result in increased sugar cravings and lead to weight gain known as the “Quarantine-15.” Bariatric surgeon Dr. Pratibha Vemulapalli explains the various factors that have led to increased snacking and shares tips about how to improve sleep to help manage cravings.

Dr. Pratibha Vemulapalli, MD

Pratibha Vemulapalli is an interested and mindful bariatric surgeon serving the community of Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Vemulapalli is a Chairman of the Department of Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient’s situation and adapts her treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

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