Can Quality Sleep Be A Factor In Preventing Diabetes?

Excellent information on sleep and general health.

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Insomnia

When people hear the term, “Healthy Lifestyle” they often think about nutrition and exercise. Although these components are certainly important, they don’t complete the picture of healthy living. One of the most often overlooked components is QUALITY RESTFUL SLEEP. Reduced sleep affects the body more significantly than most people realize. In addition to loss of clarity (grogginess) sleep deprivation has become associated with blood sugar problems (Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes). There are two interesting mechanisms causing this:

  1. When people are tired they often turn to food (consciously and sub-consciously) as a source of fuel for energy. When poor food choices are selected (especially before bedtime) blood sugar levels commonly elevate. To reduce these levels, the body calls on the kidneys to excrete this excess sugar through urination. This night time “trip to the bathroom” causes sleep interruption complicating a normal sleep pattern in a person already sleep deprived. This recurring…

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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2 Responses to Can Quality Sleep Be A Factor In Preventing Diabetes?

  1. Another excellent post! Chock full of information & real-life examples. 💤😴

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