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Poor Sleep = High Blood Glucose Levels?
Often, people with diabetes blame what they ate or their inactivity as the culprit for an out-of-range blood glucose level. But there are other health behaviors that can affect blood glucose levels, and poor sleep habits is a common – and maybe unnoticed – one.
Can sleep apnea lead to kidney disease?
Having sleep apnea may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a report from Taiwan.
Heart Health Benefits From Good Sleep
If you find yourself hitting snooze more often than not, let the sound of that merciless alarm be a warning that you aren’t getting enough sleep. It’s not just about feeling rested – it’s a matter of the heart. Getting less sleep than recommended on a regular basis could spell future heart disease or even death.
Can you stave off diabetes with sleep?
We previously reported on an Endocrine Society study that claimed binge-sleeping on the weekend isn’t enough to make up for lost sleep—that a loss of just 30 minutes each night can hurt your metabolism and promote weight gain and insulin resistance in the long run. But new research from the University of Chicago says otherwise.
A lesson in sleep loss
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call insufficient sleep a “public health problem” and estimate that 30% of Americans get less than 6 hours of sleep a night.
Lack of sleep is linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors. Diseases linked to sleep insufficiency include hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and cancer.
Until now, it has not been clear what causes the emotional impairments triggered by sleep loss.
James Galyon offers an all too real account of suffering from sleep apnea. Listen to his story here.
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