People who get less sleep are more likely to be overweight. A new study may explain why. Researchers studied women and men who slept less than 5 hours a night, and found these individuals consumed 220 more calories from snacks throughout the day, than when they slept for at least 8 hours.
What to do? Get more sleep And most importantly, keep high-calorie, high-carb snacks like chips, pretzels, muffins, cookies and candy out of reach.