Researchers at Columbia University found that people actually consume more food when they’re sleep-deprived — nearly 300 calories worth, which is enough to “lead to rapid and robust weight gain” if maintained, said Eve Van Cauter of University of Chicago. They aren’t necessarily eating healthy foods, either. Most of the extra calories came from high-fat foods like ice cream or fast food, and the effect was greater for women than for men.
Overall, it’s just one more reason to reboot your sleep cycle and get the sleep you deserve. Hit the link to read more about the study. [American Heart Association via Consumerist]Photo by Deeleea.