New Yorkers who skimp on sleep are likely to consume an extra 300 calories a day, a study found.
The study released this week followed 26 city residents for two six-day stretches. During the first stretch, participants got nine hours of sleep a night. On the next, they got four hours of sleep a night.
When they were shorted on sleep, the participants consumed 300 more calories than they did when they were well-rested, the New York Daily News reported.
Women tended to consume even more -- 328 calories -- compared to the men's 262 extra calories.
The study's author said hormones associated with appetite and food intake tend to increase when people have short sleeps.