According to an article on CNN (not all their articles are about bashing Trump) not enough sleep will make you crave carbs and food with lots of calories.

The article states:

There is a scientific reason why a lack of sleep is linked to appetite. When you’re sleep deprived, research has shown, levels of a hormone called ghrelin spike while another hormone, leptin, takes a nosedive. The result is an increase in hunger.

As for the comparison to getting the munchies from cannabis:

‘Another reason we gain weight is due to an ancient body system called the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids bind to the same receptors as the active ingredient in marijuana, which as we know, often triggers the “munchies.”

“When you’re sleep deprived, you’re not like, ‘Oh, you know what, I want some carrots,'” said behavioral neuroscientist Erin Hanlon, who studies the connection between brain systems and behavior at the University of Chicago, in a prior CNN interview.
“You’re craving sweets and salty and starchy things,” she added. “You want those chips, you want a cookie, you want some candy, you know?”‘

Am guessing once’s self-discipline goes down overall if you don’t hit the sack often enough.

Not only do I notice I crave chocolate or junk food when am tired I also tend to waste more time scrolling social media for example. As if am too tired to realize am doing something pointless.

You can read the full article here.

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