Disrupted sleep can increase 'hunger hormones' leading to unwanted weight gain, a new study suggests (1). The review, published last month in the Journal of Psychology, examines the various ways in which sleep problems cause increased food intake. Sleep and 'Hunger Hormones'
Our experience of hunger is controlled by two hormones - leptin and ghrelin. Leptin is a hormone that tells our brain that we are feeling full, while ghrelin sends signals from our stomach to our brain