Yesterday, an article by Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, “He who sleeps forgets his hunger – Does a lack of sleep cause us to gain weight?” was published in the uOttawa Gazette.

From the article:

The proverb “He who sleeps forgets his hunger” originally referred to a special offered by inns to travellers that combined accommodations with a meal. Today it suggests that sleeping may make you feel full, as though you had eaten a meal. This modern take on the proverb is quite interesting because it can explain the increased risk of weight gain in people who sleep very little, as a number of recent studies have shown.

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