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Tired People Make Poor Food Choices

Sleepiness may encourage bad food choices.

Ever wondered why you have such a hard time resisting that mouth-watering, high-calorie desert? If you are sleep deprived, this could be part of the answer. Preliminary experiments with healthy, normal-weight volunteers found that those who are sleep deprived experience brain changes that make them more susceptible to making poor dietary choices. Functional magnetic resonance imaging scans showed that specific areas of the frontal lobes responsible for making wise choices were negatively affected by sleep deprivation.

PositiveTip: Get adequate sleep each night to support healthy decision-making.