Study: Sleep More, Eat Less

When participants missed out on snooze time, they took in more calories

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

Losing sleep over your weight? No wonder that bulge won’t budge.

In a new study, Mayo Clinic researchers found a group of participants who got 80 minutes less shut-eye than another group ate 549 more calories daily, New York's Daily News reports.

“Sleep deprivation is a growing problem, with 28 percent of adults now reporting that they get six or fewer hours of sleep per night,” study co-author Andrew D. Calvin said in a statement, according to the newspaper.

Hey, you don’t need to convince us. Sleeping more and eating less? That’s one research finding we're more than happy to put to the test.

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First Published March 23, 2012

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