Sleep is such a vital part of supporting overall health, and getting more sleep may actually be the key to reducing your sugar cravings. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can make you more likely to grab junk food and may lead to weight gain.
Did you know that according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 40 million people suffer from chronic sleep issues in the United States? That’s a huge percentage of the population likely walking around and taking care of their daily responsibilities running on little to no sleep which can lead to a whole host of problems. One of the issues with not sleeping enough can be hormone imbalance, and particularly an elevation in cortisol levels.