BAD SLEEPERS EAT MORE SUGAR
Here’s how many hours fit bodies need to log in order to tame cravings.
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“Cravings are driven largely by cortisol and we know that short sleepers will have about 50 percent higher cortisol exposure than someone who sleeps more,” explains Shawn Talbott, Ph.D., a nutritional biochemist and exercise physiologist based in Salt Lake City. Getting quality sleep can lower cortisol, which improves insulin function and blood sugar control. This leads to fewer cravings and better body weight control as well as mental benefits like lower depression and fatigue, he adds.
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