Lack of Sleep Leaves Men Hungrier, Prevents Women Feeling Full

How much sleep do you get in a given night?  New research published in SLEEP found that sleeping more at night may result in reduced food consumption.  However, men experience an increased appetite while women feel less full.  A product of hormonal reactions to sleep, both men and women have a tendency to eat too much during periods of shorter sleep.

The study investigated 27 males and females, each group containing individuals of average weight between 30 and 45 years old.  A "short" sleep cycle was considered to be four hours, while "habitual" sleep was a nine hour sleep.  The researchers were surprised that lack of significant sleep had such a profound impact on glucose and insulin, and were surprised by the sex differences in certain hunger-stimulating hormones.

Sourced from: Medical News Today, Lack of Sleep Leaves Men Hungrier, Prevents Women Feeling Full