The Connection Between Lack of Sleep, Weight Loss and Weight Gain (Page 2)

You chow down in the morning

You chow down in the morning.

When you’re groggy in the morning, you’re more likely to eat more. Sleep-deprived participants reported being hungrier in the morning and ate larger portions at breakfast and for snacks the next day compared to participants who slept 8 hours. Researchers think that just one night of total sleep deprivation prompts you to eat more by boosting ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates your appetite.

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