Dr Michael Breus in the Huffington Post 7/08/2012 blogs Short on Sleep, Junk Food Looks Even More Tempting. Breus reports  recent studies provide another important piece of the sleep-weight puzzle, by showing us how our basic ability to make smart food choices can be affected by the amount of sleep we get. Our ability to use good judgment when making food choices is compromised when we’re short on sleep — and according to these studies, that’s not a matter of “willpower.” Rather, our brain function is altered when we’re sleep-deprived, in ways that make choosing a piece of fruit over a slice of cake a whole lot more difficult. See post here.