The less you sleep, the more you weigh. That determination is suggested from a recent British study. The study found those with insomnia who began to sleep more reduced the amount of sugar in their diets.
Sleep experts from the U.S. concurred with their findings, suggesting that sleep can help foster healthier eating habits. For the study, researchers at King’s College recruited 42 people who habitually sleep less than seven hours a night. Half of them received 45 minutes of personalized sleep consulting with tips to improve sleep. The goal was to increase their sleep by an hour and a half each night. The others were not offered consultation and served as the control group. Almost 90% of those who received consultation increased their sleep between 52 to 90 minutes. Those with increased sleep saw a 10-gram reduction of sugar in their diet.