Want to lose weight? Go to bed.
In keeping with my recent theme of hedonism, according to a study reported in Time, losing weight may have something to do with counting Z’s. In the study, people who slept only 5.5 hours, versus those who slept 8.5 hours, had higher levels of the appetite driving hormone gherlin. Even though both groups lost the same amount of pounds, the well rested group lost more fat. In fact, just taking the time to be in bed that long, not necessarily sleeping, carried the same effect.
My thought? Three fewer hours with easy access to the fridge can’t have hurt those results.