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Here's Why Waking Up Early Can Actually Be Bad For Your Health

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January 1st was a day of new beginnings for many people. As New Year's resolutions started kicking into high gear, people started making their way to gyms across the nation in an effort to lose weight and get healthier.

It can be difficult to find time to make it to the gym, so a lot of people decide that they will get their early, and that is how they will start their day. Often times people will sacrifice sleep in order to get to the gym and work up a sweat. But what if you didn't have to?

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It turns out that it might just be better if you decided to get the extra sleep instead of heading to the gym. Scientists from King's College London have figured out that people who get more sleep are far less likely to eat piles of sugary treats or carbohydrates.

A lack of sleep can actually alter the hormones in your body that regulate your appetite, which will make you want those unhealthy treats and snacks. Apparently, people who get more sleep will consume an average of 10 grams of sugar less per day.  

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