Lesser the sleep higher the interest in sugar-sweetened drink.According to a new study Who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks,
“We think there might be a positive loop where sugary drinks and sleep loss reinforce one another, making it harder for people to eliminate their unhealthy sugar habit,” said Aric A Prather.
“This data suggests increasing people’s sleep could potentially help them break out of the cycle and cut down on their sugar intake, which we know that linked to metabolic disease,” Prather added.
The researchers in the study published in the journal Sleep Health analyzed all the records of around 18,000 participants For understanding if this is a more general pattern in the adult population,.
The study also included participants’ reports of how much sleep they usually got during the work week, as well as their total consumption of various beverages and including caffeinated and non-caffeinated sweetened beverages, fruit juice, drinks with artificial sweeteners, and plain coffee, tea and water.
The researchers found that those who regularly slept less than five hours per night also drank 21% more caffeinated sugar-sweetened beverages in which includes both sodas and non-carbonated energy drinks — than people who slept seven to eight hours a night.
People sleeping six hours per night regularly consumed 11 per cent more caffeinated sugar-sweetened beverages. On the contrary, the team found no association between sleep duration and taking of juice, tea or diet drinks.
“Sleeping little and drinking too many sugary drinks have both are linked to negative metabolic health outcomes, including obesity,” Prather added.
Increasing the duration and quality of sleep could be a useful new intervention for improving the health and well-being of people who drink a lot of sugary beverages, the study suggests.