Not getting enough sleep? Watch your waistline! People who don’t get enough sleep tend to weigh more. Lack of sleep can affect appetite levels and leads to food cravings. When you’re tired, you become more easily stressed, causing you to reach for comfort foods.
Hormones change with sleep loss, and people tend to gravitate toward sweet foods high in refined sugars as a pick-me-up. Getting enough sleep (at least 7-8 hours each night) is the best way to prevent sleep deprivation from contributing to weight gain.
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