Lack of Sleep and Diabetes

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Failing to sleep deeply for just three nights running has the same negative effect on the body’s ability to manage insulin as gaining 20 to 30 pounds, diabetes researchers report.

[…] Previous studies have demonstrated that not getting enough hours of sleep affects the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels and appetite, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. This current study provides the first evidence linking poor sleep quality — specifically the loss of deep or slow-wave sleep — to increased diabetes risk, said the University of Chicago Medical Center research team.

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