We all know that lack of sleep can make us grumpy and foggy headed. But new research is suggesting that it has an impact on our overall health and our weight.

There is an interesting study published by the national Institute of health (NIH) that links sleep deprivation to weight gain in both children and adults. The study can be found here.

Another study that looks at sleep patterns related to what and when we eat can be found here.

An epidemiological study that looked at short duration sleep and the impact it has on our food intake can be found here.

Sleep deprivation has also been linked to insulin resistance and diabetes. That NIH article can be found here.

The National Academy of Sciences looked at decreasing energy expenditure (less calories burned) in sleep deprived people in this article.

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