The Reason We Crave Junk Food When Sleepy

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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.


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