Study shows people who go to sleep at this time consume more calories 4 months ago

Study shows people who go to sleep at this time consume more calories

It's not enough just squeezing in your 6-8 hours sleep.

The time you go to bed at matters too, majorly.

If you find yourself unable to say no to a cheeky pastry or late night pizza, it could all be down to the time you are going to bed.

A new study has revealed that those of us who put the head down later than 11pm consume on average 220 calories more than those who retire early.

This is according to data collected by fitness wristband makers Jawbone UP - a tool that monitors exercise and sleep and allows users to input food and alcohol consumed.

According to the data, those who go to bed after 11 will more likely binge on junk food and alcohol, whereas early birds tend to eat healthier foods on the whole.

Jawbone data scientist Kristin Aschbacher wrote: "Early birds tended to eat healthier foods on the whole.

"This builds on our previous findings that people log more meals high in fats and sugars late in the evening.

"We hope this paints a picture of what a good night’s sleep might do."