Why a lack of sleep often makes you crave late-night snacks

Why a lack of sleep often makes you crave late-night snacks

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sleep studies are as common as, well, sleep itself; but a new one out of the journal Sleep is providing some interesting new insight into the link between obesity in America and the infamous late-night snack.

In discovering the cause and effect relationship between sleeplessness and overeating, researchers found a hypersensitivity of the enocannabinoid system in the control group of the sleep-deprived – the chemicals released into the bloodstream that signal our feelings of boosted appetite and perceived satiety. The research goes on to explore how the human body reacts in various ways to food consumption throughout different times of the day.

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