Poor sleep affects sugar level
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.