Sleepless Nights, Higher Diabetes Risk: Unraveling the Connection

Sleepless Nights, Higher Diabetes Risk: Unraveling the Connection
Sleepless Nights, Higher Diabetes Risk: Unraveling the Connection

Scientists have established a connection between insufficient sleep and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Study Overview:

Researchers examined data from the UK Biobank involving 247,867 adults, tracking their health outcomes over a decade. The goal was to investigate the relationship between sleep duration and type 2 diabetes, and whether a healthy diet could mitigate the effects of short sleep on diabetes risk.

Participants were categorized into three sleep duration groups: normal (seven to eight hours), mild (six hours), moderate (five hours), and extreme (three to four hours).


  • During the follow-up period, 3.2% of participants were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
  • People who slept less than six hours a day had an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes compa

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