Cartoon: Can lie-ins stop you overeating?

Indulging in that lie-in could help curb unhealthy eating habits, according to US researchers who found that the less you sleep, the hungrier you feel.

Cartoon: Lack of sleep link to unhealthy eating
Cartoon: Lack of sleep link to unhealthy eating

In a review of the latest research, scientists concluded that treating sleep problems ‘may indirectly improve food intake patterns’ and should form an ‘integral component of diet interventions’. Sleep deprivation disrupts hunger hormones and helps pile on the stress, which can both lead to overeating.

Journal of Health Psychology 2015

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