Poor Sleep like Insomnia May Make You Fat, Raise Diabetes Risk


Are you deprived of proper sleep at night? Beware, you are having a serious trouble, it may be because you are depressed, sleeplessness can result in adding weight to your body and also at risk of developing diabetes, a new study has warned. The conclusion as per the research showed that people who were sleeping an average of six hours a night had a waist measurement that was 3 cm greater than individuals who were getting nine hours of sleep a night.

According to the studies and research it has been discovered that the people with shorter sleep were also heavier, as they gain weight because of less sleep. As sleep helps in digestion, less sleep causes indigestion. According the researchers “The results strengthen the evidence that insufficient sleep could contribute to the development of metabolic diseases such as diabetes.”

From 1980, the number of people with obesity worldwide has more than doubled, which means the number of person suffering with a disease has increased. Obesity contributes to the development of many diseases, most notably Type 2 i.e diabetes. Its sometimes difficult to know why people gain weight has crucial implications for public health, said Greg Potter from the University of Leeds, UK.

For the detailed study in the journal PLOS ONE, the team involved 1,615 adults who reported how long they slept and kept records of food intake.

Further, HDL cholesterol levels of people decrease for those who have shorter sleep duration- also known as good cholesterol — which helps remove; fat from the circulation and protect against conditions such as heart disease. Because, it is basically found that adults who are noticed sleeping less than their peers were more likely to be overweight or obese, our findings highlight the importance of getting enough sleep.

The need of sleep differs from body to body, But as per Docter’s a person should sleep for 6 hours daily, but Laura Hardie, a reader at the varsity said “the current consensus is that seven to nine hours is best for most adults.”


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