An Express news report examines the connection between weight loss and sleep.

Last year, a record breaking two out of three women tried to lose weight, and it’s estimated that the average UK woman spends a staggering £25,000 on diets over the cost of a lifetime.

But the word on the street is there’s a direct correlation between  the less shut-eye a person gets, and how much they eat.

When we are tired, the hormones controlling appetite are affected, so people feel hungrier, and find it more difficult to stick to diets.

After a night of tossing and turning, levels of ghrellin – the ‘hunger hormone’ which stimulates appetite – are higher, according to the study.

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