People who are sleepy by day may be unable to resist kilojoule-laden comfort foods, new research shows. The findings add to a growing body of research linking lack of sleep to weight gain and obesity.
Researchers looked at activity in the brain's prefrontal cortex via functional MRI (fMRI) scans. Daytime sleepiness was measured using a standardised scale that looks at how often a person dozes off during certain situations such as reading or watching TV.
Sleepier people eat more