Life-Work Balance – Ep. 16: Could sleep reduce your sugar cravings?
Did you know that a good night’s sleep may curb your sugar cravings? Yes, according to a new study from the UK that may be the case 🙂
We all know that when you don’t sleep well (maybe you keep tossing and turning, and you can’t fall asleep, or you don’t sleep enough) you will be grumpy, tired, and you won’t be able to focus 100% the next day. Sounds familiar? I’m sure it does! This is because you’re missing your needed hours of sleep, at least 7 or more, that help you regenerate your body and mind. It’s not only a resting phase, your body and mind go through a reset process during sleep so it’s extremely important that you spend one third of your day sleeping. When you don’t sleep enough you take a big risk because this can lead to health issues. It’s been proven that lack of sleep can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more.
So the study that I just mentioned wanted to see if sleeping more can affect your daily nutrient intake.
I won’t go into detail regarding the study, but the study revealed that the participants who slept more hours every night reduced their added sugar intake by about 10 grams during the following day (compared with the amount of sugar that they used to consume before participating in the study).
A couple of years ago, scientists argued that there may be a connection between not getting enough sleep and drinking more energy drinks containing sugar. They weren’t able to figure out whether drinking caffeinated, sugar-sweetened beverages causes people to sleep less or if it is the opposite, meaning the lack of sleep causes people to crave those sugary drinks. They came to the conclusion that…
Watch my Periscope broadcast below to find out more about sleep and sugar cravings. What the study suggested is pretty amazing! That goes back to the concept of Life-Work Balance that I talk about every week: when you take care of yourself properly, everything else falls into place, you can achieve better goals in your personal life AND in your business. It’s all connected. Body and mind are tightly connected to each other.
— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 16, 2018
Holistic Precision Life Coach, Brain Wellness Coach, and Life-Work Balance Strategist for busy professionals. I blend well-being principles with epigenetics, neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness techniques to implement effective behavior changes.