Sleep is good for your diet

October 15, 2019


If you get a bad night's sleep, you're more likely to eat badly the next day. Science says so. Apparently when we sleep poorly, it sharpens our sense of smell, and triggers a hormone that has been linked to the munchies. So we crave foods that have a richer energy signal that smell good, like burgers, doughnuts, cakes, biscuits and chips. And since our brain is sleep deprived, we over-compensate by eating more of the bad stuff that tastes so good. So basically, a good night's sleep is good for your diet and a bad night equals bad eating.