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Starving Your Brain and Over-eating Because of Your Sleep Patterns?

Your sleep patterns could be contributing to an exhaustion in your prefrontal cortex and a strong propensity to over eat.  When your prefrontal cortex is exhausted it’s much more difficult to regulate emotions, behaviors, and thoughts.  In recent studies published in March in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology 
& Metabolism and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it was discovered that sleep loss caused areas within a key motivation network in the brain: the striatum and the anterior cingulate cortex.  These areas go into overdrive at the mere sight of food in sleep deprived individuals. (July, Scientific American Mind). How much more control or choice could you have if you regulated your bed time?

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