Snooze Your Way to a Slimmer Waistline

Depriving yourself of sleep can give you the munchies. Curb calories by sleeping in.

Don’t skimp on sleep. Not only is it bad for your health, it may also be bad for your waistline. According to a small study  presented by the American Heart Association, sleep-deprived people consume an average of 549 extra calories a day. That’s even more calories than you’d put away eating a big slab of cheesecake.

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The study found that getting just 80 minutes less shut-eye a night was enough to make people overeat. What’s more, the sleep-deprived set didn’t burn any more calories than those who logged a full night’s rest.

If you have a hard time getting to sleep, implement a regular bedtime and a soothing before-bed ritual, like meditation, reading or a bath.

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