Why Lack of Sleep Can Lead to the Sleep Munchies

Why Lack of Sleep Can Lead to the Sleep MunchiesEver stand in the kitchen after a rough night’s sleep, mindlessly shoveling chips into your mouth? You’ve been a victim of the sleep munchies, and new research explains why you’re prone to do that.

The study, published in the March issue of the journal Sleep, shows that sleep deprivation produces higher and more sustained levels of a lipid (specifically an endocannabinoid known as 2-AG) that makes eating more enjoyable.

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