A Study to Sleep On

I’m not surprising anyone by saying if you’re short on sleep, you’ll be tired the next day – and that affects everything from your job to your relationships. But did you know less sleep could mean more weight gain?

When you’re tired, you overcompensate by eating more during the day. But the problem actually starts the night before. Research shows that too little sleep leads to hormone changes that increase your appetite. Another study revealed the later you stay up, the more you eat – up to five hundred calories more! That’s like having an extra Big Mac.

So, try to make eight hours of sleep your minimum. The benefits are worth it. In this case, you snooze – you don’t lose.


Here are some of my other blogs on this topic:


BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.

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