Do You Want To Keep Your Sugar Cravings In Check? Sleep More!

More and more studies show that sugar is as addictive and dangerous as drugs. But on the other hand, cookies are yummy. How can we resist our sugar cravings? A new study offers a simple solution.

English scientists have conducted a study that showed that there’s a connection between sleep patterns and our cravings for sweet foods.

It’s a well-known fact that sleeping less than 7 hours a day can cause serious mental and physical problems, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. And the number of adults who don’t get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep is on the rising.

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The study monitored the sleep patterns of the participants and concluded that those who increased the amount of sleep they got each night reduced their added sugar intake by as much as 10 grams the next day compared with the amount of sugar they consumed at the beginning of the study.

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In other words, the more we sleep, the less sugar we crave. It takes a simple change in our daily habits to reduce the risks that sugar poses to our overall health.

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In order to have a better night’s sleep you should try to:

  • avoid caffeine before bedtime
  • establish a relaxing routine
  • not go to bed too full or hungry
  • find a bedtime suited to your lifestyle

So don’t forget that sleeping better has not only benefits in itself, but also positively influences other areas of your life. Please, share this!