It makes a huge difference
When it comes to sleep, a lot people tend to give up on some precious minutes to spend just a little more time on Netflix or doing something else. Of course, this usually isn’t nearly as important as sleeping. And yet, we all do it sometimes. It’s a pity, because 20 minutes of extra sleep per night is super good for you!
It has a special benefit.
Are you having trouble staying away from snacks and losing that extra holiday weight? Then you might just benefit from an extended night’s rest. Multiple studies have shown that people who don’t sleep enough gain weight quicker than people who do. Researchers from King’s College London claim that your eating habits will become healthier when you’ve had a good night’s rest.
The researchers wanted to find out what happens to people’s healths when they’d sleep for an extra 90 minutes every night. Their results show that people who usually sleep for fewer than seven hours a night benefit hugely from 21 minutes of additional sleep. They didn’t have as big an urge to eat unhealthy food the next day, which lead to them eating 10 grams less sugar every day. This is equal to half a piece of cake. They also had less trouble saying no to carbs.
A different study has shown that people who don’t get enough sleep on average consume 385 more calories than people who are sleeping enough. So, by sleeping enough you can make it a little bit easier for yourself to lose weight – or at least to eat fewer snacks.
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