An article in The Daily Beast today cites research that people who sleep less than six hours a night are more likely to gain weight than those who sleep longer.
Is that really much of a surprise? People who are awake eighteen hours a day have more time to eat than those who are awake for fifteen. And it's a fairly safe assumption that those extra three hours of waking time are being spent reading, watching TV or sitting at a computer rather than engaging in any rigorous exercise, so they aren't burning off many calories.
But someone or some organization provided a grant so this study could be made. Just as a grant was provided for research to determine that people who sleep five hours a night tend to be more tired than people who sleep eight.
I'm speculating that people who are awake are more likely to be reading my blog than people who are asleep. Do you think I can get a grant to research it?