Yes, you heard that right. Insomnia or lack of sleep will make you crave sugar. The research by Michigan State University with 51 men says that failure to nod off may activate a region of the brain that gets ‘turned on’ when we consume sweet food.
Also, it may make us ‘stress eat’ due to the release of the hormone cortisol.
Health officials recommend adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night.
Poor sleep is also linked to the release of the stress-hormone cortisol, which is associated with eating more, particularly in women.
The researchers believe future studies should try to get to the bottom of the link between sleep and sugar cravings.