Exactly How Much More You Eat When You’re Sleep Deprived

December 8th, 2016 | Posted in Snoring

eating in bedeSleep deprivation is not a good thing for your health, even leading to weight gain. The lack of sleep leads people into eating much more food.

Key takeaways:

·         40 percent of people usually get less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night.

·         A bad night of sleep causes you not to exercise, resulting in extra calories stored in your body.

·         Skimping on sleep negatively affects the regulation of hormones such as leptin and ghrelin that control hunger and appetite.

Bottom line: If you can, try to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. When you can’t (because…life), just know that you’re probably going to be tempted to eat more junk than usual, and work hard to fight that urge.

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