Two sleep studies were presented recently at a meeting of sleep researchers in Boston that looked at the link between sleep deprivation and junk food cravings.
Researchers now believe that gut hormones are not the only ones to blame for sleep-related hunger and food cravings. Studies have found that sleep deprivation increases activity in areas of the brain that seek pleasure – including pleasure received from eating junk food. To add to the issue, drowsiness may also curb activity in other sections of the brain that reduce these cravings.
Find out more about the two studies presented in Boston by reading the full post on CNN Health.