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Sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of the hormones that help you feel hungry and full. When you’re not getting enough sleep —7 to 8 hours for adults, and more for teens and kids —it can make you feel hungrier than you really are, which can make you eat more than you need to.1
Not getting enough sleep can also raise your blood sugar levels, which may increase your risk for diabetes.2
Here are a few tips to help you naturally manage your sleep:
It’s not just a dream: Making a few simple changes can help you feel more energetic and help you manage your weight.
1 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH), “Why Is Sleep Important,” http://www. nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why. Accessed June 20, 2015.
2 ibid., NIH, “Why Is Sleep Important.”
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