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How does sleep affect eating?

Holly S. Andersen, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When you are sleep deprived, your body releases hormones that make you eat more and eat things that you normally wouldn’t want to. It’s very hard to fight that. If you’re a lacking sleep, it’s very, very hard to avoid eating the things you shouldn’t. Physical activity is the best thing you can do to get the most restorative sleep. It's a very important part of staying healthy. 

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