You may have felt it in your stomach after a long night’s work (or play), but now you can keep it in mind. Getting a scant night’s sleep can trick you into hunger, specifically for snacks and carbohydrates.
It’s an idea that’s been circulating for some time in health circles that people getting less than seven hours of sleep each night are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese. Two recent studies back up this finding, though, with specifics on different amounts of sleep, and the resulting mini-binge the next day. In one study, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition measured how much food a group of men ate after first an eight-hour night, then just four.
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