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.