Not Getting Enough Sleep? It Might Be Why You Binge


A lack of sleep can make a person eat more junk food, according to a new Swedish study.

The study, published last month in Psychoneuroendocrinology, looked at the behavior of young men and found that if they didn’t sleep enough they binged.

For a teen up late studying, the temptation to indulge in a bucket of wings at midnight is hard resist, especially if you’re tired. Next time you’re burning the midnight oil, try these tasty, low-fat snacks instead:

  • baby carrots
  • hummus and whole wheat crackers (but not the whole box!)
  • Greek yogurt with fresh fruit