(STUDY FINDS) — LONDON — In case you needed a reason to stay in bed more, a new study finds that sleeping longer may lead you to being a better eater.
The research by nutritionists at King’s College in the United Kingdom found that increasing total sleep time each day can result in less sugar intake and generally lead to a healthier overall diet.
Researchers first examined the feasibility of increasing sleep hours for adults who typically get less than the recommended seven hours each, then analyzed the effects of longer sleeping hours on nutritional intake. The team found that increasing sleep hours to optimal levels reduced sugar intake by 10 grams in most adults compared to baseline levels. Results also saw reduced carbohydrate intake for those whose sleep hours were increased.