Caitlin Evans, Author at DIY Active

The Impact of Sleep on Appetite and Food Cravings

The Impact of Sleep on Appetite and Food Cravings

sleep deprivation, weight gain, food cravings, sleep habits

Decrease Food Cravings with Better Sleep

According to recent research conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, not getting enough sleep, spending the night tossing and turning can do more than lead to grogginess, irritability, and a short attention span. It can also alert the hormones that regulate the appetite, thereby increasing a person’s desire to consume more calories, which can lead to weight gain and even obesity.

If you find that you are experiencing an insatiable hunger for high-calorie foods after you get a bad sleep, don’t be surprised when you reach for that easy-to-grab bag of chips instead of putting the energy into whipping up something healthy. Your increased desire for those salty chips is actually being prompted by your lack of sleep.

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