This study demonstrates that loss of sleep (whether due to insomnia or simply staying up too late) impacts an area of the brain that increases appetite. If you have insomnia, schedule an appointment–Dr. Brown can assess you for endocrine imbalances (including adrenal, thyroid, etc.), metabolic imbalances (blood sugar), refer for sleep studies, and more. If you are simply a night-owl–try going to bed and getting to sleep earlier 🙂
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