A study found that lack of sleep increases your sugar cravings. I mean, duh, but at least I have an excuse now?
Lack of Sleep Is Causing Your Sugar Cravings, Study Reveals. The analysis can be found in the 'Journal of the American Heart Association.' It says that the connection between sleep deprivation and sugar consumption is especially noticeable in women. A survey of over 500 female subjects was used, with 30 percent saying they slept less than seven hours a night. On average, those who reported this amount of rest ate up to 800 more calories per day. This is due to them consuming more than the recommended intake of sugar and saturated fats. They were also not meeting the mark for consumption of healthy products. Senior study author Dr. Brooke Aggarwal says that one can adopt "good sleep hygiene" to combat the issue. This includes going to bed at the same time daily and shutting off devices before your sleep. It’s previously been shown that when we are sleep deprived, or we don’t get good quality sleep, our hormones can actually stimulate hunger, Dr. Brooke Aggarwal, via CNN. Our study really highlights the importance of good, quality sleep for the management of body weight as well as potentially preventing heart disease among women, Dr. Brooke Aggarwal, via CNN