Did you know that not getting enough sleep could cause you to eat over 500 calories additional per day?
Not getting enough sleep can cause appetite problems. It’s very easy to confuse being tired with not having energy. Food supplies us with energy, it doesn’t stop us being tired. Often this is mistaken.
If we were sleep deprived for an entire year that could result in gaining over 25kg of fat!
REFERENCE: Brondel, L., et al. Acute partial sleep deprivation increases food intake in healthy men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (published ahead of print; available online March 31,2010)