In recent years, researchers have begun to discover just how many connections there are between sleep and diet. Insufficient sleep can throw off the hormones that regulate your appetite, leading to hunger and unexpected weight fluctuations. People who are overweight often suffer from sleep apnea, which in turn can contribute to further weight gain. Now it appears that there may be a connection between sleep and sugar intake as well.  

A scientist at King’s College in London discovered that people who regularly got less than seven hours per sleep a night were able to reduce their intake of sugar by extending the amount of time that they slept. This information contributes to the growing understanding of the important role of sleep in health and weight management. It is possible to fight off sugar cravings with a proactive approach centered at least somewhat around getting adequate sleep.

Don’t let inadequate sleep rob you of your health. Sleep Dynamics can help you identify the cause of your sleep issues through an overnight sleep study. We help you find a treatment that works, including oral appliances and CPAP therapy in Central New Jersey. To learn more, call us today at (848) 217-0240.