How do sleep troubles impact metabolic health? New research suggests that troubled sleep may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes.
This research, which included more than 1000 adults, found that:
- Those with troubled sleep had similar profiles to those with a high risk of type 2 diabetes - including a higher likelihood of a high BMI, poor cholesterol and inflammation.
The Hearty Take
Sleep health is a critical pillar of health. It is not surprising that troubled sleep may increase the likelihood of risk factors for poor metabolic health and type 2 diabetes. Prioritize 7-8 hours of sleep per night, uninterrupted by technology and harmful light exposure.