Seven to nine hours of sleep a night is recommended, for a person to be able to function each day. Experts believe that this is the optimum amount of sleep to ensure the lowest risk of diabetes. If you get five hours or less, the chance of becoming diabetic doubles. In fact, if one loses even just one hour of sleep a night, this decreases insulin sensitivity which of course increases the risk of diabetes.
However, if your inability to get enough shut eye is only temporary, you should resist your body’s sleep-deprived cravings for fatty and sweet snacks. Exercise is a must to make sure that your system processes sugar normally.
Was that information helpful? Or it just made you more nervous? Maybe, you’re one of the many people who’s been sleep deprived for a long time. There are times when it is better if you are not made aware about something factual, more so if it gets you worried.