Study links lack of sleep to weight gain

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Sleeping less leads to more eating and more weight gain according to a new study, KDVR reports.

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder say getting less than nine hours of sleep a night can lead to weight gain and even diabetes. Lack of sleep can also cause higher levels of the hormone that drives your appetite.

The report also shows that sleeping only five hours a night can cause you to pick up weight, and that the later you stay up the more likely you are to add calories to your diet.

The study also indicated that alcohol just before bed can also lead to weight gain.

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