Health Tips: Sleepless Nights Tied to Junk Food Cravings

Sleepless nights impair the brain’s frontal lobe, which controls complex decision making. They increase activity, however, in the brain centers that respond to rewards, according to a recent study from UC Berkeley. Corresponding to this, the study authors also noticed that subjects strongly favored unhealthy snack and junk foods when running on low sleep. So, if you’re trying to lose weight, start by sleeping more: Talk about a win/win.