Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Diabetes

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mariazhang Posted: Sat, Nov 26 2011 9:07 PM

Sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from quiet wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and is more easily reversible than being in hibernation or a coma. Sleep is also a heightened anabolic state, accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems. It is observed in all mammals, all birds, and many reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

Everyone neend sleep, But Why are Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Diabetes ?

When it comes to major risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes, lack of sleep will remain less significant than other established risk factors such as being overweight, being over the age of 40 or having a history of Diabetes in the family. However, some studies show less sleep will result in obesity, and there are also some indications that lack of sleep decreases insulin production. Thus, lack of sleep do has an impact on the development of Type 2 Diabetes.

A study from the University of Chicago now suggests lack of sleep may cause insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. Insulin’s job is to help the body use glucose for energy. In insulin resistance, cells fail to use the hormone efficiently, resulting in high blood sugar and lead to Diabetes.

There is also a link between diabetes and sleep apnea, a sleep disorder marked by loud snoring and pauses in breathing while you sleep. The culprit may be excess weight, which can cause fat deposits around the upper airway that obstruct breathing. So being overweight or obese is a risk factor for sleep apnea as well as diabetes. Patients should evaluate the risk of obstructive sleep apnea.

Taken together, lack of sleep can increase the risk of Diabetes. If you are suffering sleep problem, you should have a test for blood sugar to prevent the occurrence of Diabetes. We suggest getting adequate sleep and losing weight may help protect against Diabetes. On average, we need 7.5 hours per night as a goal in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but how much you sleep varies from your habits, age and physical condition.

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