Recent research suggests that sleep may not be an absolute necessity–if starvation looms. An August 31 study published online in PLoS Biology shows that fruit flies remain active and alert when in a foodless environment. The research team speculates that the lack of consequences from sleep deprivation may be tied to lipid metabolism.
But don’t stop eating to burn the midnight oil–another recent study links late nights to Alzheimer’s.
Read more here: Hungry flies ok with less sleep.