Is Lack of Sleep That Bad?

“People who sleep less have a higher risk of diabetes and obesity,” states one research.

In a study where participants were allowed 6.5 hours of sleep in a 28 hour period, the results were:

  • Higher blood sugar levels after meals and before breakfast
  • Blood insulin levels 32% lower (less able to secrete enough insulin)
  • High levels of hormone ghrelin (stimulates appetite)
  • Lower levels of hormone leptin (curbs appetite)
  • Glucose control went haywire  (pre-diabetic indicators)

For weight loss and diabetes prevention, get enough sleep.  Plus, lack of sleep also leads to cravings (especially sweets and junk).

Sleep is wonderful.  Why would you purposefully volunteer less of it in your life?  Enjoy your bed!!

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