Being Too Tired Now Linked to Late Night Snacking

March 26, 2019
Late Night Snacking

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Here's even more incentive to get the sleep your body needs. New research says that sleep deprivation leads to consuming calories later in the day and THAT leads to gaining more weight. On average, overtired people in multiple studies ate almost 400 extra calories the day after being sleep deprived. That's a lot of extra hours at the gym.

There are all sorts of reasons for this - for one, when we're exhausted and cranky, it makes us see food as more of a reward. (I've definitely eaten a few late night Girl Scout cookies to treat myself for making it through the day recently.) Regardless of the science - or your reasons for wanting to get more sleep - here are some tricks to help you fall asleep faster