It’s a vicious cycle. We stay up too late, either catching up on work and obligations or binge watching our latest Netflix addiction. We drink too much and eat greasy snacks. The next morning, we overdose on sugar and caffeine to keep us going. And we wonder why we gain weight.
Jawbone, the brand behind the trendy fitness tracker, recently completed a study that researched the relationship between sleep and nutrition. They discovered that those who went to bed at a consistently reasonable hour, earlier than 11 p.m., tended to make better food choices. However, those who stay up into the wee hours of the morning end up drinking more caffeine and alcohol, and eating more processed foods, fats, and sugars than their early-to-bed counterparts.