Absolutely amazed at the research on sleep and how it was shown on the TV show, The Nature of Things, that getting 5 hours of sleep instead of 9 under research conditions (being able to eat as much as they want)
… caused the participants to gain 20 kilograms in 5 days!
Apparently most of the eating was done after supper and made their days filled with 4 daily meals instead of three.
In cases such as this diet won’t help because it is sleep that is needed.
Sleep deprivation apparently disrupts the two hormones that regulate hunger, ghrelin (which signals hunger and tells you to eat) and leptin (which signals you are full and to stop eating.) Your body sends the signals but due to lack of sleep the signals are never received.