Anyone who’s ever successfully lost weight can testify to the importance of eating the right amount of healthy foods. An easy way to sabotage this strategy is to not get enough sleep. A new study found that people who were sleep deprived ate more than 500 additional calories per day. It doesn’t take much to become sleep deprived either. Losing 80 minutes of sleep may set you up for overeating the next day.
The study, conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic, was presented at one of the American Heart Association’s 2012 scientific sessions. It was funded by the National Institutes of Health, Minnesota Obesity Center and the Mayo Clinic.