A Lack of Sleep Can Increase Diabetes Risk For Older Women

Women who are middle-aged and older can increase their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by not getting enough sleep each night. According to some new research, which was just published in Diabetologia, the journal that is for the Euroepean Association for the Study of Diabetes has determined this. If middle-aged and older women only get less than six hours sleep each night, she is setting herself up for a much higher risk, when it comes to developing Type 2 Diabetes. However, the news only gets worse from here, because if she manages to add on two hours more a night to her sleep. It can become the thing to increase her risk of developing Diabetes.

Therefore, to recap, damned if you do and damned if you don’t results. There definitely is an existing connection that exists between sleep patterns and the risk of developing adult Diabetes. This reality is something that has been reinforced by this study of close to 60,000 women aged 55 to 83. This study came from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Kaiser Permanent research division that is in Oakland, California. They found that if women chronically sleep six hours or less each day, in addition to, those who increase their sleep duration by more than two hours daily, are candidates for increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. This information was made public via a press release.

Diabetics can have poor sleep patterns. They can also suffer from difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep. This information comes from the National Sleep Foundation, and according to its findings, there is about 63% of American adults that don’t get adequate sleep. Sleep is something which is needed for good health, optimum performance, and safety. Obesity is the condition that is often responsible for the presence of snoring and sleep apnea. Obesity is often the culprit that increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and arthritis too.


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