An interesting study, conducted on mice, indicates that poor sleep patterns may lead to obesity, diabetes, cholesterol and other health patterns. The study compliments existing research that has shown a link between sleep habits and diabetes.
A new mouse study suggests that a brain system that controls the sleep/wake cycle might also play a role in regulating appetite and metabolism. Mice with a mutation in a gene called “Clock,” which helps drive circadian rhythm, ate significantly more and gained more weight. The finding could help explain why disrupted sleep patterns