Poor sleep af­fects sugar level

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

If you have di­a­betes, the qual­ity of your sleep may af­fect your blood sugar level, ac­cord­ing to re­search in the is­sue of ‘Di­a­betes Care’. For six nights, re­searchers mon­i­tored the sleep of 40 di­a­betic pa­tients and 115 peo­ple with­out di­a­betes. The in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­fined in­som­nia based on read­ings from wrist ac­tiv­ity mon­i­tors the pa­tients wore and from re­ports by the par­tic­i­pants that they had difficulty fall­ing or stay­ing asleep at least three times a week. The study found that par­tic­i­pants with in­som­nia had 23% higher blood sugar lev­els in the morn­ing and 48% higher blood in­sulin lev­els, com­pared to nor­mal sleepers.

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