Chronic Sleep Deprivation Leads to Cravings
Disturbs all the hormones that control weight
Increases hunger and cravings for sugar and starchy carbs
UltraMetabolism by Mark Hyman, MD
Less than 7 hours of sleep a night can lead to:
Increase in cortisol which leads to insulin resistance, decrease in leptin which leads to increased appetite, increase in ghrelin which leads to increased appetite. Ghrelin is a hormone that play a role in body fat. Leptin is a hormone that helps regulate energy by inhibiting hunger.