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Adequate Sleep Can Help Reduce Sugar Intake

10 January 2018

A recent study has found that an extra 20 minutes of sleep could help people in cutting down the consumption of unhealthy food and sugar by nearly 10g. Sleeping longer also reduced the total intake of carbohydrates. The randomised controlled trial, which can be published inside the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, seemed over the feasibility of rising sleeping at adults who on average slept less than the recommended minimum for older people of hours.

After carrying out this study, they reduce their unhealthy sugars intake by 10kg equivalent, which is also the equivalent of half a slice of cake with icing, or three chocolate digestives. Lie-ins make it harder to get to sleep the next night, setting you up for a troubled week. On the other side, they also selected another 21 participants, but they did not get intervention in their sleep patterns, named that group as the control group. During the seven day study period, on average the groups added 90 minutes to their daily sleep patterns. As principal investigator Wendy Hall, of Kings College's Department of Nutritional Sciences put it, "a simple change in lifestyle may really help people to consumer healthier diets".

Getting more sleep may help you lose weight and improve your diet, according to a United Kingdom study. They were advised not to take caffeine, maintain a relaxing routine and not to go bed with too full and empty stomach.

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For seven days following the consultation, participants kept sleep and food diaries and wore a wrist motion sensor, which measured exactly how long they were asleep for, as well as time spent in bed before falling asleep.

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The team found that, of those who were given the advice, 86 per cent spent more time in bed, and around half than they used to.

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'Sleep duration and quality is an area of increasing public health concern and has been linked as a risk factor for various conditions'. We have shown that sleep habits can be changed with relative ease in healthy adults using a personalised approach.

"Our results also suggest that increasing time in bed for an hour or so longer may lead to healthier food choices", said lead researcher, Haya Al Khatib. This further strengthens the link between short sleep and poorer quality diets that has already been observed by previous studies.

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Adequate Sleep Can Help Reduce Sugar Intake