There’s lots of evidence that getting too little sleep is associated with overeating and an increased body weight.
Now, a new study finds evidence that sleep deprivation (getting less than five hours of sleep per night) produces higher peaks of a lipid in our bloodstream known as an endocannabinoid that may make eating more pleasurable.
So, what’s an endocannabinoid? If you look at the word closely, you may already have a clue. The prefix endo means inner, or within. And cannabinoid looks like … you got it: cannabis.
My take: Another good reason to avoid being on call -it could lead to sleep deprivation/weight gain.