If you’re trying to lose weight, you should meet the needs of sufficient sleep. Because recent studies prove that people who sleep less increases their appetite dramatically.
The study in the Psychoneuroendocrinology journal was conducted by experts from Uppsala University in Sweden. They looked at diet adult men who had previously stayed up all night without sleep.
Respondents were then asked to select the portion they want to eat and snack consumption. As a result, they all do tend to increase the number of portions, instead of choosing foods that can provide energy.
“Respondents also continued to increase the size of the meal at breakfast or their next meal schedule. Meaning that lack of sleep really change their appetite drastically,” said lead researcher Pleunie Hogenkamp, as quoted by The Daily News.
Previously, there was also a similar study reported in The American Journal of Human Biology. At the time, the researchers found evidence that the appearance of junk food that is given to the respondents that lack sleep affects mindset. So the food looks more delicious than usual.
Meanwhile, a research in the Sleep journal last year to focused more on the impact of sleep deprivation on men and women. Men’s appetite increases, while women experience a decrease in feeling full.
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