A new study has found that sugar cravings are worsened by lack of sleep and following and maintaining a good diet to maintain healthy weight would necessitate a good night’s rest, according to News Medical.
The study titled “Sleep extension is a feasible lifestyle intervention in free-living adults who are habitually short sleepers: a potential strategy for decreasing intake of free sugars? A randomised controlled pilot study”, was published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published this week (10th January 2018).
The researchers from King’s College, London, included a mere 42 healthy adults in their study. They were divided into two groups and then trained one of the groups in good sleeping practices. These volunteers were counseled to increase their night’s rest by up to 1.5 hours. Good sleep advice also included avoidance of caffeine before sleep time and also starting on a relaxing routine. Going to bed too full as well as going to bed hungry, both are to be avoided for a good night’s sleep.