When we’re sleep-deprived, our appetites grow, so we tend to eat more. And it turns out the reverse is also true: Losing weight can help you sleep more soundly. In a recent study, type 2 diabetes patients who lost an average of 15 pounds boosted their “sleep scores” by 20 percent!

Eat healthfully during the day and tuck yourself into bed early. We’d bet your waistline will respond in kind.

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