Sleeping Less Leads to Unhealthy Diet Consumption and Impacts on Human Body with Obesity

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Less sleep may lead to unhealthy food habits

A balanced diet, good sleep, and physical exercises keep a human healthy. This statement is following from many decades but with the busy and hectic life schedules, a considerable change is marked on. The society is getting modernized and so is the attitude of the humans.

Getting busy in the daily life schedules, humans are paving away the requirements of being healthy. An unbalanced diet, loss of sleep and physical exercises are focused in low as they invest their maximum time in work that leads to unhealthy life.

University Of Chicago Medical Center Reveals the Joy of Eating Unhealthy Foods

In a recent research by the University of Chicago Medical Center, a fact has come into limelight that loss of sleep could lead to unhealthy food habits. Loss of sleep amplifies the blood levels and extends the chemical signals which enhance to consume sweet or salty and snack foods having high-fat. This resembles that the chemical signals enhances the joy of eating.

 

What The Medical Research Says?

  • According to the research the participants who were deprived of sleep couldn’t resist from consuming cookies, candy, and chips.
  • These participants had consumed a meal with 90% of their regular caloric need just before two hours.
  • The less sleep effect for appetite was at its highest peak at late afternoon and early evening, and this is the time which is considered as the best time for snacking that leads to gain weight.
  • According to a research associate, the restriction in sleep boosts a signal that increases hedonic aspect of food consumption and the pleasure with satisfaction that is gained from food consumption.
  • The restriction in sleep adds on to increase the Endocannabinoid system that alike the system targeted by active ingredient of marijuana, this enhances the desire of food consumption.
  • This chemical signal is Endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).
  • The blood level of 2-AG is low overnight and rises slowly during the day that grows to high peak at early afternoon.
  • This sleep restriction agenda leads to intake increased calorie those results in hedonic aspects of consuming foods.
  • This mechanism of sleep restriction and an increase of 2-AG leads people to overeat.

 

More than 1/3 of Americans Are Affected By the Irregular Sleeping Habit

As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1/3 of American are indulged in less sleep that is less than seven hours a night. More than 1/3 of adults are affected by obesity. The 2013 Gallup report says the adults in US sleep for around 6.8hrs per night and more than 40% of adults sleep less than six hours a night.