What are common sleep problems among people with type 2 diabetes?

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One of the most common sleep problems in people with type 2 diabetes is obstructive sleep apnea, which is intermittent episodes of not breathing, usually related to increased body weight. This is often recognized by snoring and daytime fatigue. The person's family or partners may note that the person stops breathing intermittently. People with type 2 diabetes may additionally suffer from restless legs syndrome, which is when the legs have a feeling of discomfort, usually worse at night, improved with leg movement, but which adversely affect sleep. 

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