Do you have trouble sleeping at night? If yes, the risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the coming months or years is very high.
This was revealed in a medical study in Australia.
When a person has type 2 diabetes, their body is unable to convert dietary carbohydrates into energy.
As a result, the amount of sugar in the blood increases.
If blood sugar levels are not controlled, the risk of other complications including heart disease, vision loss, nerve and organ damage increases over time.
Type 2 diabetes is spreading like an epidemic around the world and a major reason has been revealed in the research of the University of South Australia.
This is the first study of its kind to find that people who report sleep problems have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, such as high cholesterol levels and being overweight.
The study involved more than 1,000 adults and examined their sleep habits.
The researchers reported that there is a relationship between various aspects of sleep and factors that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
He said that everyone knows how important sleep is for our health, but when we think about sleep, more attention is focused on the duration of sleep.
“We need to look at what the overall sleep quality and routines are,” he said.
They said that people who report sleep problems also tend to be overweight and have higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
According to the researchers, more research is needed in this regard, but the results prove that all aspects of sleep need to be given importance.