Craving Sweets at Night?
Do you crave carbohydrates (sweets, snacks) at night? There’s a reason why — you may be craving sleep.
Shorter sleep cycles drive us to crave carbs to fuel our chemical change within the brain to form melatonin (the naturally occurring sleep hormone) from serotonin. This craving occurred naturally when we were hunter gathers working long summer day light hours using scarce, natural carbohydrate sources to be stored as fat as we prepared for our winter months. However, now we tend to consistently live in a constant state of “longer days” despite the season; thus, driving our need for melatonin to be from carbs and not from our natural sleep habits.
Check in, are you hungry or needing to get sleep? It is better to heal the reason you crave.