Poor Sleep Habits can Increase Risk of Diabetes
Recent studies have proven that a few too many bad night’s sleep can cause the insulin to become impaired. When insulin becomes impaired, the body becomes at a higher risk of developing diabetes.
In one clinical study participants only got four hours of sleep or where woken up a few times during the course of an eight hour sleep cycle. While the other participants slept undisturbed for eight hours. The results showed that the participants who either sleep only the four hours or who were disturbed during the sleep cycle during only one night their insulin was decreased between 19 and 25%.
Long Term Problems
While there is scientific evidence as addressed above that sleep pays a vital role in a persons health and can trigger the onset of diabetes it is also important to note that while one bad night’s sleep is not good for the body the average person will require roughly six years of short or disturbed sleep cycles to be at risk for developing diabetes from this particular trigger.
Prevent the Risk of Diabetes
The recommended amount of sleep per night for an adult is eight hours. The majority of adults sleep between six and seven hours a night. This is slowly but nonetheless a contributing factor for the onset of type 2 diabetes later in life. Sleep is important for every organ and cell in the body to function properly. Make sure you are getting enough sleep each night!