New research has emerged to support how sleep is intricately linked to our diets — a lack of adequate rest at night leads to poor food choices during the day, says

During the study, that appeared in the journal Obesity, women participants who slept for less than six hours every night consumed more calories than those who slept for seven hours.

It added that those who slept less were also likely to choose less nutritious food than those women who got seven hours of sleep every night and the quality of sleep also matters.