When you work crazy hours not getting enough sleep almost becomes a way of life. Since I love being a morning radio show host that's just the way it is for me. Some nights I sleep well. Some nights I barely sleep at all. Either way the show must go on. One thing I've noticed over the years is how much I crave fast food and salty snacks after a poor nights sleep. I always thought it was my body needing more energy to compensate for my lack of rest. Now a study out of Northwestern University seems to prove my point. According to this new research our brain and nose work together to make us choose food with a higher "energy signal." This happens because our brain goes into hyper drive and our nose does a better job helping us find high calorie food. So this should help you resist that extra doughnut or two when you don't sleep well. In my case I'm still going to go out for a savory breakfast sandwich. I'll just skip the hash browns!
Source: The Sun