How lack of sleep affects your appetite
Lack of sleep interrupts the function of two appetite controlling hormones— ghrelin and leptin, which regulate the body's energy balance. Lack of sleep can cause you to eat more, crave higher-calorie foods, and eat without a schedule or pattern.
If you're constantly hungry, or experiencing unwarranted weight gain, it may be a sign that you need more sleep even if you don't think you do.
Here's how the keto diet can affect your sleep. And remember, everyone responds differently to diets, so be sure to consult with your doctor before starting any diet plan.
Because the keto diet does not include many carbohydrates, the amino acid, L-tryptophan which produces serotonin to help with sleep is limited. Lower serotonin and melatonin levels can interrupt your sleep.
However, in the long-term, the keto diet may improve your sleep to a deeper, more relaxing state.
A recent study found that while the ketogenic diet may decrease total time spent sleeping, it can improve the quality of your sleep because of increased REM sleep.
There are several different types of keto diet, however, only the standard and high-protein ketogenic diets have been studied extensively.