NEW YORK – Not getting enough sleep could be the reason for junk food cravings.
A study shows people who were sleep-deprived had bigger appetites, and they also had a tough time controlling their urges for carbs.
The reason? According to researchers, when you’re sleep deprived, a hormone called “Ghrelin” increases in your body and that leads to hunger.
But few of us wake up craving a salad or carrot sticks, that’s because researchers also found that a naturally-occuring cannabis-like substance in the human body triggers cravings for fatty and sugary foods.
Not getting enough sleep makes that worse.