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NSF- Lack of Sleep May Increase Calorie Consumption

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If you don’t get enough sleep, you may also eat too much — and thus be more likely to become obese. That is the findings of researchers who presented their study at the American Heart Association’s...

I kind of always figured this was true since it makes a lot of sense; your body perceives food as energy and fuel for functioning and activities. I once read that a person of average weight (i.e. 70kg male) needs close to 100cal/hr just to maintain basal metabolic function! That doesn't include activities like walking, running, repetitive motion, standing, etc. It probably doesn't even include thinking. Just...being. That includes maintaining body temperature, breathing, having a beating heart, etc. Pretty neat!

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