SLEEP LOSS = WEIGHT GAIN: HOW TO BREAK THE LINK

How t brea the link

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - CONTENTS -

HFG in­ves­ti­gates how easy it is to add cen­time­tres to your waist­line when you run short of sleep — and how to pre­vent it

Do you eat more when you’re feel­ing tired? You’re not imag­in­ing it. HFG in­ves­ti­gates how you add cen­time­tres to your waist­line when you run short of sleep — and how to over­come this.

We’ve all ex­pe­ri­enced a bad night’s sleep. Whether it’s stress that’s keep­ing you up, a cry­ing baby or just a rest­less night, it can leave you feel­ing tired, ir­ri­ta­ble and low on en­ergy.

Lack of sleep can also af­fect your con­cen­tra­tion, co­or­di­na­tion and im­mune sys­tem — not to men­tion the im­pact it has on your over­all wellbeing and hap­pi­ness. We all feel bet­ter af­ter a good night’s rest. In fact, a study by Ox­ford Eco­nomics found that hav­ing a sound sleep was as good at boost­ing mood as hav­ing four times our dis­pos­able in­come.

New re­search has also re­vealed that get­ting enough shut-eye can be vi­tal to main­tain­ing a healthy weight. If you think you’re miss­ing out, here’s what you need to know — and do.

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