Yes, unbelievably recent research findings point out that sleep may help those with diabetes lose weight.
Getting enough sleep is as critical as a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Canadian research findings presented at a conference on obesity highlights a strong link between little sleep and increased fat and an increased risk of certain life threatening diseases.
So diabetes care needs to incorporate not just a regime for the disease itself and obesity, but sleep as well.
The research shows that body-chemical changes caused due to lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, with normal sleep pattern disruption diminishing the body’s ability to regulate appetite.
We all sleep two hours less than our counterparts in Western countries than 40 years ago, states Chicago University’s Esra Tasali.
In the study sleep deprived adults developed cravings for high-calorie sweets, with their metabolisms resembling those of diabetics.
There was an increased glucose tolerance after six days of just four hours in bed, Tasali told researchers at the annual meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society.
Other research presented showed that too little sleep can contribute to several life-threatening diseases.
So for those of us who enjoy our sleep, it’s ok to snore away!

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