Good Night’s Sleep Does the Body Good
This is a topic that's very important to each and every one of us. It's called sleep. The latest study said that lack of sleep can lead to more unhealthy food cravings.
You've heard this so many times and yet it's so true, a good night's sleep does the body good.
According to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who aren't getting good sleep tend to eat too much sugar and other unhealthy foods.
The study looked at nearly 500 women between the ages of 20 and 76 who self reported their sleep and eating habits for a year.
The study found over a third of the women had poor sleep or some level of insomnia.
Those women reported eating an additional 500 to 800 calories per day on average, and they ate more than the recommended amounts of saturated fats, added sugars and fiber.
The study suggests one reason for the connection between sleep and eating is that when we are sleep deprived, our hormones stimulate hunger.
That is so true. I can't tell you how many times I've suffered from sleep deprivation and just wanted to eat bad food just loaded with sugar.
The most important thing to remember is to make sleep a priority and turn your gadgets off at least 20 minutes before bedtime. Here's more from WILX.