A lot of people can’t get through the night without a midnight snack, but health experts are not in favour of the late-night noshing.
Poor sleep quality is associated with nighttime snacking, and that tends to be unhealthy snacking — junk food.
Cravings for junk food are associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and other health problems.
More than three-thousand adults were asked a series of questions about snacking, quality of sleep, existing health issues and whether a lack of sleep causes cravings for junk food.
Sixty per cent reported regular nighttime snacking and two-thirds reported that a lack of sleep led to craving junk food.
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