Better Sleep Restrains Carbs and Sugar Cravings

Researchers from King’s College London, United Kingdom recently unveiled that a longer bed time, which is a normal lifestyle intervention, could lead to curb the sugar cravings and help increase interest in healthier diet.


As the modifiable risk factor for health, sleep has a significant impact on different conditions such as cardio-metabolic disease and obesity along with a number pointing to over a third of adults in the United Kingdom are not having a better sleep time.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has published the randomized controlled trial, focused at the feasibility of rising bed hours in the case of adults slept typically less than the minimum recommended time of seven hours.

A trial investigation was undertaken by the researcher that indicated the impact of better sleep times on the consumption of nutrients. They discovered that better sleep patterns gave a reduction in the noted intake of free sugars by 10 grams than the baseline levels. The team also found trending patterns of reduced consumption total carbohydrates noted by sleep extension group.

The sleep extension group involved 21 participants, who undertook a better sleep consultation of 45 minutes that aimed to increase their bed time for upto 1.5 hours a night. Later, the sleep extension group didn’t receive interventions in the sleep patterns.

Dr. Wendy Hall, principal investigator at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, examined that, “The fact extending sleep led to a reduction in intake of free sugars, by which we mean the sugars that are added to foods by manufacturers or in cooking at home as well as sugars in honey, syrups and fruit juice, suggests that a simple change in lifestyle may really help people to consume healthier diets.”