Sugar – it’s WORSE than you think (a biological perspective)

Too much sugar can wreak havoc on your sleep. In fact, the average American consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar per day, and often that occurs without even thinking about it. Sugar lurks everywhere in the traditional American diet. And what happens when we eat sugar? It activates dopamine in your brain and the more sugar we eat, the more desensitized we become to that dopamine.

We know that eating too much sugar leads to a decline in deep, slow-wave sleep. And we know that poor sleep leads to poor diet choices, and it also interferes with our insulin production, which is a key regulator of blood sugar. So eating too much sugar really can cause a vicious, unhealthy cycle.

Join Dr. Michael Breus as he explains how too much sugar can have major consequences for your sleep.
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0:00 Sugar is everywhere!
0:29 Reduction in sleep quality
1:29 Sugar stimulates appetite and cravings
2:09 An increase in inflammation
2:37 Damage to healthy guts
3:25 Eat this, not that

😴 Michael Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified clinical psychologist and sleep expert. He's been in practice since 1999 and helped thousands of patients improve their sleep. Dr. Breus has written five books on sleep and conducted over 1,000 interviews to the press and public.

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