Lack Of Sleep And Type II Diabetes Linked

Recent research from the Netherlands showed that too little sleep for even one night can cause temporary insulin resistance. The findings were published in the June Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Insulin sensitivity changed for every single study participant. Participants were checked after eight hours of sleep and after only four hours of sleep. Researchers speculate that the increase in the prevalence of insulin resistance and Type II Diabetes in western societies in the past decade may be related to the considerably shortened sleep duration observed in these societies.

While getting enough rest is very important, this research shows that it is even more of a priority for people suffering from Type II Diabetes.