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less sleep increases risk of diabetes

According to recent studies conducted by University at Buffalo, people who snooze for less than 6 hours a night are 4.5 times more likely to develop diabetes, than those who do for more than 6 hours.

The study found that those who slept for less than 6 hours had a higher chance of an increased "impaired fasting glucose" reading - which is a precursor to type 2 diabetes - than those who slept between 6 to 8 hours a night.

Interestingly, it was also found that there is no significant effect on the glucose levels for those who nap beyond 8 hours.

Another reason to get your optimal sleep each night, every night!

Recession Affecting Sleep

According to a recent poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 27 percent say concerns about personal finances, the economy and employment have been affecting their night time rest.

One of the interesting tips offered to counter that, by the experts at Regional Center for Sleep Disorders at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is - don’t watch the financial news before bedtime; instead, a light comedy or sitcom should do!

Not a bad suggestion at all!

Caffeine and Sleep

According to studies by the APA, a caffeine related sleep disorder occurs when someone consumes enough caffeine to severely disturb their night's slumber.

This condition is completely avoidable simply by staying clear of caffeine.



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