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“When you don’t sleep enough a hormone called leptin is decreased, while a hormone called ghrelin is increased,” Bennet explains. “Leptin is responsible for that ‘full’ feeling. Ghrelin on the other hand stimulates appetite. Make sure you are getting a solid eight hours a night to keep your hormones in balance.” Plus, not only will getting adequate amounts of sleep keep your appetite in check, it can also help decrease your risk for serious illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, stroke and depression.