Diabetes and Sleep Disorder Linked

Too little Sleep Might Lead to Diabetes

If your busy life style causes you to lose sleep, you might be heading towards diabetes mellitus.

But don't be tempted to have too many 'lie ins', because excessive sleep could lead to just the same end result.

This is the somewhat unusual outcome of a recent study that suggests too little or too much sleep may cause the blood sugar illness, at least for oldtimers.

"This is one additional piece of information bolstering the common recommendation for sleeping seven to eight hours a night," reported study co-producer Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, of Boston University.

Dr.Gottlieb and his colleagues studied detailed stats covering the health of nearly 1500 members of a previous research that covered the cardiovascular effects of sleep disorders that also affected breathing. those participating were middle aged to elderly.


The goal of the doctors was to see if they could find a factor that connected sleep issuesand impaired ability to metabolize blood sugar, a symptom of diabetes. They state their findings in this week's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Compared with the participants who slept seven to eight hours, the participants who had less than 5 hours sleep were 2.5 times more likely to have diabetes. The rate of diabetes was somewhat lower for those who achieved 6 hours sleep.

The diabetes rate was also higher for the participants who slept for longer than 9 hours.


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