Lack of sleep gives you the “munchies” just like smoking weed, a new study claims.
Sleep-deprived people crave sugary snacks and chips because skimping on snoozing produces brain chemicals similar to ones found in cannabis, according to scientists from the University of Chicago.
Researchers found individuals who got many nights of poor rest consumed roughly 300 extra calories each day than those that were properly rested. These were more likely to consume high-calorie food with doubly much fat, according to the review posted in the journal of Sleep.
Test subjects who didn’t get more than enough Z’s had more difficulty resisting unhealthy snacks – even though these were full – than kinds that got enough rest, said business lead researcher Erin Hanlon.