A new study researched the effects that sleep deprivation has on the brain. A group of sleep deprived participants were more inclined to eat high-calorie foods instead of healthier options when rested. The part of the brain that controls the motivation to eat was more stimulated when unhealthier junk food options were available. Their brains also showed a decrease in the ability to weigh options and make rational decisions. Although they chose different unhealthier foods, their appetites were the same.
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