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The sleep-food connection


For sounder shut-eye, scientists say the rules are simple: No pig-outs please.
(Photo: Weheartit.com)
(Photo: Weheartit.com)

By Lee Walker Helland for Q.Equinox.com

For many, a good night’s sleep seems like the impossible dream, but new research from the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania provides more evidence that eating the right foods may help make sound shut-eye a reality. The bottom line: Very short sleepers consume the most calories, while the longest sleepers take in the fewest.

The study, soon to be published in the journal Appetite, finds that people who get the ideal seven to eight hours of sleep per night have more well-rounded diets than those who sleep too much (9 hours or more) or too little (six hours or less).

Keep reading for the details of the sleep-food study…

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