The British Medical Journal spoke of the increasing links between lack of sleep and the chance of weight gain and obesity. What the research has indicated is that people with restricted sleep eat more calories than those sleeping more. … a whopping 550 calories more per day on average! They also found that people mainly ate those calories between 10pm and 4am. Not only were people eating more, but the food that they ate was more fatty and therefore likely to be converted into fat.. Hypnotherapy can help work towards gaining an ideal weight and more sleep. By explaining how the brain works you can gain an understanding of how to tap into the types of behavior that are going to help you to maintain your weight and get the most out of life. It won't happen by magic and you do have to work at it, but if you are prepared to put the work in, it is extremely successful!