Quality Sleep Impacts Blood Sugar

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Hi, I'm Dr. Miller with an easy way to improve your blood sugar and prevent diabetes. Get a good night sleep. It turns out that quality sleep not only feels good, it may also be critical to controlling blood sugar. Two separate sleep studies confirm it. In the studies both the amount of sleep people got and the quality of their sleep had a significant impact on the risk of diabetes. In particular deep sleep called slow-way sleep maybe essential to controlling blood sugar.

When folks in the study were intentionally deprived at the deepest stage of slow-way sleep, they suffered a 25% drop in influence sensitivity. That's the mark of the body's ability to convert blood sugar into energy. Light sleeping also caused a 23% drop in glucose tolerance, another risk factor for diabetes.

The lesson here is to turn off the bedroom TV, clear your head of worries and focus on getting six to eight hours of solid rest each night. For more ways to stay well, watch for all our smart health tips right here.