Sleep to re­sist sweets

Good Housekeeping (Philippines) - - Your Body -

Don’t worry—pil­fer­ing your kid’s candy doesn’t mean you’re a bad mom (or a klep­to­ma­niac). It could just mean you’re not get­ting enough shut-eye, a re­cent Univer­sity of Chicago study found. Sleep-de­prived peo­ple ex­pe­ri­ence in­creased lev­els of cer­tain brain chem­i­cals that en­hance the joy of eat­ing junk food; it’s the same thing that hap­pens to peo­ple who smoke mar­i­juana. “Temp­ta­tion is re­ally tough, so you’re bet­ter off get­ting to bed ear­lier,” says study au­thor Erin Han­lon PH.D. This way, when you spot a bag of candy, it’ll be eas­ier to just say no.

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