One of the side effects of not sleeping enough is hunger and an attraction to high calorie foods. When we are tired the hunger hormone Ghrelin is produced in lager amounts making us hungry.
The problem is that when Ghrelin is released in high levels carbohydrates look much more attractive to us especially the ones containing sugar’s. You probably notice that when you are hungry late at night the junk food in the fridge always looks much more appealing than salad or fruit.
So now you can see the importance of getting a good nights sleep and understand one of the reasons we crave high calorie foods. If you want to know more about sleep, weight loss and how hypnotherapy can help look at the change4thebetter website. I have also written blog’s on this and other issues that may be of help.