Why Can Bad Sleep Habits Make You Gain Weight?

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By Molly Clifton

Researchers are learning why bad sleep habits can also lead to weight gain.

Volunteers in a study were allowed to sleep just five hours a night, which meant they required about 5-percent more energy to stay awake, but the participants consumed 6-percent more calories.

They also tended to eat smaller breakfasts and binge on after dinner snacks, which leads to a gain of nearly two pounds over five days.
 



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