These two are hormones that apparently work in consort to wreck havoc on your body. Leptin purports to signal your brain that you are full, Ghrelin stimulates your appetite. The Yin and Yang of a dieters nightmare. Added to this, or so scientists conject, is how much sleep you get causes these two to go into overdrive.
These studiers of doom and gloom tell us that if you are sleep deprived you eat more, get a good eight hours and viola, a skinnier you.
The exception to this is everyone I know.
I read this article a few times and would offer this insight.
Half the subjects were allowed to sleep nine hours a night. Were allowed to sleep nine hours? And they weren't teenagers? Drugs and alcohol weren't consumed, to the best of my knowledge. They lost weight.
And when these very same subjects were moved into the sleep deprived group, they ate more. Clearly these scientists weren't testing for cranky.
While an induced coma might be a tad drastic, think how skinny you'd be when they bring you back...