Obesity has been called an epidemic in America, and it’s affecting young people as well as adults — one-third of children between 2 and 19 are overweight or obese. Being overweight is not just bad for your body and your self-esteem, it’s also bad for sleeping patterns. Being overweight has been shown to contribute to sleep disorders and to low energy levels. Fight fatigue by cutting back on calories, especially sugary beverages and other sweets, and increasing your exercise level. If you’re concerned about your — or your child’s — weight, talk to your doctor about creating a weight-loss plan.