In 2015, reasearchers from Tufts University in Boston conducted two types of research. One study was in ther lab where they actually had adults sleep less and track thier eating habits and compared them to adults that slept at leat 8 hrs a day. In another, they researched all the scientific articles written up to 2015. What they found in both cases was astounding. I will spare you the pain of reading through the entire article and give you the short answer; and here is a direct quote from it, “…short sleep duration is associated with higher total caloric intake, higher absolute intake of fat, and diets with relatively higher fat and lower protein composition.”
What this means is that the less you sleep, the more your body wants sugary and fatty foods! Isn’t that amazing?
So what should you do? Simple- sleep between 8 -9 hrs a night to stave off the bad foods craving.
Studies have observed an inverse correlation between sleep duration and higher total calorie intake including especially fat intake. They have also shown a direct correlation between sleep duration and lower fruit and vegetable. Evidence also suggests that short sleepers may have irregular eating behavior deviating from the traditional timed meals, to fewer main meals and frequent smaller, energy-dense, snacks.