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Do you ever wonder why you are so hungry if you do not sleep well? Researchers at the University of Chicago may have an answer. They showed that not enough sleep makes people hungrier the next day. Sleeplessness releases chemicals that increase the pleasure of eating. This makes us eat more. People who lack sleep want high-calorie snacks more than healthier foods. People who do not sleep enough eat up to twice as much fatty food.



Researchers created two different situations with 14 volunteers. In one, the volunteers averaged 7.5 hours of sleep. In the other, they averaged just 4.2 hours of sleep. Volunteers in the first situation ate three meals a day. However, in the second situation, they could not say no to tasty snacks. This happened just 90 minutes after they had eaten a meal that gave them 90 per cent of the calories they needed for that day.

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Sources
  • http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/lack-of-sleep-will-prompt-you-to-binge-more-116030100394_1.html
  • http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/02/29/lack-of-sleep-alters-brain-chemicals-to-bring-on-cannabis-style/
  • http://www.healthcanal.com/disorders-conditions/sleep/70779-sleep-loss-boosts-hunger-and-unhealthy-food-choices.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Do you ever wonder

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snacks

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have an

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of eating

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not enough sleep

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enough

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increase the pleasure

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answer

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People who lack

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much fatty food

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high-calorie

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why

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People who do not sleep

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makes people hungrier

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up to twice as

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sleep



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Researchers created two

a.

a meal

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14

b.

different situations

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they averaged just

c.

needed for that day

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three meals

d.

volunteers

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in the second

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a day

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they could not say

f.

situation

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90 minutes after they had eaten

g.

no to tasty snacks

8.

90 per cent of the calories they

h.

4.2 hours of sleep

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Do you (1) ___________________ you are so hungry if you do not sleep well? Researchers at the University of Chicago (2) ___________________ answer. They showed (3) ___________________ sleep makes people hungrier the next day. Sleeplessness releases chemicals that increase the pleasure of eating. This makes (4) ___________________. People who lack sleep want high-calorie snacks more (5) ___________________. People who do not sleep enough eat (6) ___________________ much fatty food.

Researchers created two (7) ___________________ with 14 volunteers. In one, the volunteers (8) ___________________ of sleep. In the other, they averaged just 4.2 hours of sleep. Volunteers (9) ___________________ situation (10) ___________________ a day. However, in the second situation, they could (11) ___________________ tasty snacks. This happened just 90 minutes after they had eaten a meal that gave them 90 per cent of the calories they needed (12) ___________________.





THE MUNCHIES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about the munchies in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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FREE WRITING

Write about the munchies for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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