Poll: Do You Crave Junk Food When You’re Sleep Deprived?

June 14, 2012

In a recent study, fMRI showed that a lack of sleep can lead to a stronger desire to eat junk food. Do you crave unhealthy food when you're sleep-deprived?

A recent study used fMRI to show that a lack of sleep can lead to a stronger desire to eat junk food. Brain regions that were not stimulated when the subjects were viewing healthy foods were activated when presented with unhealthy foods.

Have you noticed a change in your food cravings when you're sleepy?