Diabetes again tied to a simple lack of sleep

Diabetes again tied to a simple lack of sleep

The less sleep you get the less power you have over your weight and your diabetes risk.  This has been shown at a genetic level now and at an epidemiological level. 

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine researchers monitored 245 healthy teenagers - tracking both their sleep and the insulin resistance.  Study published in the October 2012 issue of the journal SLEEP.

They found getting just ONE HOUR of extra sleep decreased insulin resistance by 9%.  Insulin resistance over time leads to diabetes.  The teenagers were getting an average of only 6.5 hours sleep per night.  The National Sleep Foundation research in 2006 found 62% of teenagers were sleep deprived.

We know that a lack of sleep is directly linked with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, violence and insanity. 

As many of you know I recommend 8 hours per night to all the people in our programme. 

This can often take some work to get to but the results are miraculous.

Full story here: http://www.examiner.com/article/more-sleep-may-ward-off-diabetes-says-study

As reported by theexaminer.com on September 29, 2012.


Posted: Thursday 25 October 2012