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Too Little Sleep Could Cause Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- If your schedule robs you of slumber, you may be setting yourself up for diabetes.
But don't press the snooze bar too many times, because oversleeping might bring the same result.
Those are the surprising findings of a new study that suggests too little or too much sleep could lead to the blood sugar disease, at least in older people.
Compared with those who slept seven to eight hours, those who slept fewer than five hours were 2.5 times more likely to have diabetes. The diabetes rate was slightly lower -- 1.7 times -- for those who slept six hours.
The diabetes rates were also higher -- by 1.7 times -- for those who slept more than nine hours.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
I function fine on 6 hours of sleep anything less and I am a wreck, more than 8 and I am lethargic for the rest of the day. I think not getting enough sleep is more closely related to stress, which can contribute to many other medical problems not only diabetes.
Originally posted by colsislander
I have sleep apnea for several years now and wear a breathing mask hooked to a small electrical air pump that has air on demand at a set pressure and I can now get a good nights sleep.Most people with sleep apnea get diabetes and I got it a couple years ago.I was also over weight witch has made be prone to sleep apnea and diabetes.I am loosing weight and have lost over 30lbs and want to loose another 20.My sugar levels are just about back to normal but I still need my breathing machine (CPAP)