Sleep Deprivation Feeds Hunger: Around 4 Extra Slices of Toast a Day, Research Suggests

People who are sleep-deprived, defined as those who get less than seven hours a night, consume the equivalent of an extra four slices of toast a day, according to research reported in The Telegraph. Apparently lack of sleep feeds your hunger by altering regulation of the hormone ghrelin, which controls hunger, and leptin, which controls your feelings of fullness. It’s true that too little sleep has far-reaching effects beyond simply making you tired. Studies show that four nights of...

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