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Study: At least 8 hours of sleep a night leads to better eating habits

Study: At least 8 hours of sleep a night leads to better eating habits (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - If you are having trouble figuring out what to eat, or sticking to healthy eating choices during the day, you should probably just get more sleep.

A “slumber” study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found short sleepers, or those who got five to seven hours a night, were not able to eat as well as those who got about an hour to an hour and a half more sleep a night.

The study compared eating habits of 42 adults, adjusted for sleep and found the quality of foods eaten got better when people had more sleep, and the intake of sugary foods significantly dropped with eight to nine hours a night.

Researchers say even though this was a small study, it backs up previous studies which show sleep helps regulate everything from appetite hormones to blood pressure.

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