Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Calling all participants!

Hi. :) I am preforming a research study. Sort of. I'm not a professional or anything but if you would like to participate in my study I would love to have your feedback!
I've heard that eating sugar at night makes it harder to get up in the morning. The study will last a week, whenever you want to try it (if you do). No sugar, including fruit, after 6 pm. In the morning write down when you went to sleep, when you woke up, and on a scale of 10 how hard it was to get out of bed (1 being a bulldozer does not have enough force to get me up, 10 being no effort at all). I am trying to control for lack of sleep so that's why I am asking for the bed/wake times. It would also be good to get a weeks worth of normal late night sugar eating so we can compare the two weeks. If there is a difference I am hoping to do more studies after this one to see if fruit and artificial sweeteners have any effect.
Yay science! :)

1 comment:

  1. I've done this already. I've found that eating straight sugar (like chocolate and candy) makes it hard for me to get up (in addition to -6 hours of sleep). I think you're best bet is to go to bed and get up at regular times.

    On the flip side, Jason prefers going to bed after eating a pint of ice cream. I guess our bodies just metabolize differently ;)