Poor Sleep Habits Can Make Diabetes Harder to Manage

Recent studies show that poor sleep habits can make diabetes harder to manage and in a few cases have been linked to the onset of diabetes. When the human body does not get enough sleep, the body is not able to repair its self as well and regenerate new cells.

The average person requires about eight hours of sleep some people require a little less and others a little more. “A study by U.S. scientists published last year found that people who slept less than six hours a night were 4.5 times more likely to develop abnormal blood sugar readings in six years compared with those who slept longer.”

Diabetics who sleep less than the recommended eight hours a night have been found to have a more difficult time managing their diabetes because the pancreas has a harder time producing the insulin making hormone. This can also result in very low glucose levels during the night and upon rising.

Doctors are adamant about diabetics getting enough sleep in order to help keep their diabetes under control. If your diabetic and do not sleep well you should discuss this with your doctor because an adequate amount of sleep is could improve your diabetes management.

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