Is sleep really that important for your weight? A new study on pre-school children suggests that the answer is yes:
In the study, children who were not allowed to sleep a full night – they got to stay up 2-3 hours later than usual – consumed significantly more carbs, sugar and calories during that day. On top of that, they also ate more food the following day. This might well cause weight gain over time.
It is likely that the very same thing applies to adults. Getting enough sleep is likely very helpful for losing excess weight.
How much sleep would you benefit from? Probably at least 7-8 hours per night, if you’re an adult (kids need more).