An All-Nighter's Cost? 161 Calories
Body burns extra fuel to stay up, but it's no weight-loss remedy
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2011 12:17 PM CST
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(Newser) – We know sleep deprivation comes at a cost, and now we know precisely how much, at least in caloric terms. After studying subjects who lived in a sealed room for three days, University of Colorado researchers calculated that the body burns an extra 161 calories to fuel an all-nighter. As Science News points out, it's the equivalent of a warm glass of milk. For those thinking they can burn off extra pounds by forgoing sleep, forget it. The body tries to make up for the deficit it the next day by saving extra energy.

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Jan 23, 2011 2:46 AM CST
The thing that concerns me about pulling an All Nighter is not the loss of calories, but the loss of a good nights sleep.
Jan 22, 2011 5:09 PM CST
buck up! drink a glass of milk and get goin to that third job america!
Jan 22, 2011 3:58 PM CST
People deprive themselves of sleep for the sole purpose of losing weight? What?