Too Much or Too Little Sleep Raises Your Diabetes Risks
April 01, 2006
Both too little and too much sleep could increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.
A 15-year study of more than 1,000 men found that those getting less than six or more than eight hours of sleep a night had a significantly increased diabetes risk.
The risk was roughly twice as high for those sleeping relatively short periods, and more than three times as high for those who slept for long periods. Those who slept for seven to eight hours a night were at the least risk.A similar pattern has been observed in the relationship between sleep and coronary heart disease.