By Lakenya McClough, Contributing Writer
The sage advice, “Early to bed, and early to rise keeps a man (or woman) healthy, wealthy and wise,” stands the test of time and modern research!
Not only does getting more rest make you feel better, but it can also make you feel less hungry. That’s right, getting more sleep has more benefits for both men and women than we knew!
A recent study published in SLEEP – the official journal of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC – found that more sleep at night helps to reduce the food intake in both men and women. The actual hormonal effects of sleep are experienced differently by men vs. women. The study measured glucose and insulin levels, sleep duration, and hormone regulation of 27 study participants which consisted of men and women between the ages of 30 and 45. The research results provide evidence that the amount of sleep at one time (sleep duration) has an influence on weight control and energy (or food) intake.