NOT ENOUGH SLEEP MAKES YOU FAT
- Those who were not allowed to sleep consumed almost 1,000 calories while they stayed awake all night. In addition, they ate a similar amount of calories during the day following sleep deprivation as they did the day before.
- What did they eat? It wasn't celery and carrots. These healthy adults ate a greater percentage of calories from fat and a lower percentage of calories from carbohydrates during the day following total sleep deprivation.
- Notably, the researchers found from the brain scans that those who were sleep deprived and craving fatty foods had an increased connectivity with the part of the brain called the "salience network," which is a pathway in the brain that guides decision-making.