Can sleep affect your weight?
Sleep can help to regulate our hormones, including those that are related to hunger such as leptin and ghrelin. Depriving yourself of adequate sleep can affect the regulation of these hormones and you may find changes in your weight if you do not have sufficient sleep daily.
In addition, you may find that you are more likely to eat or snack on foods if you stay up much later than your usual bedtime. Consuming high calorie or junk foods during this time can contribute to weight gain.
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