Lack of Sleep Can Trigger Hunger

Here’s another story from the “sleep can help your dieting” files…

While many are trying to stick to their New Years diet resolutions, researchers have now found that lack of sleep can affect appetite. Based in Sweden, the study found that sleep loss can trigger the part of the brain that controls appetite, which in turn makes you want to eat more. Researchers showed subjects different food images while the subjects were connected to brain monitors. Those who had suffered sleep loss in the night before showed significantly higher brain activity in the area of the brain that is linked to appetite control. Overall, the researchers of this study are most concerned with the long term effects of these implications and how people may become extremely overweight or even obese due to sleep loss.

Source: Psych Central