Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Direct link between REM sleep loss and the desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered
University of Tsukuba
It is not well understood what role sleep loss plays in affecting areas of the brain that control the desire to consume unhealthy foods. A new paper published on December 6 in the journal eLife finds that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose and fat.