A recent study has demonstrated that sleep deprivation might increase the risk of diabetes. After losing just 1 night of sleep.
Sleep is one of the most mysterious yet important factors.
We all need the right amount of sleep, however, why is it so important is still being debated.
What we all know is that sleep is important for memory consolidation; it also allows the brain to clear out toxins that build up throughout the day.
Not getting enough of sleep has a two-way relationship with psychiatric conditions: disturbed sleep can be caused by mental illness, and sleep deprivation can worsen or even mental illness.
Physiologically, sleep allows the body to heal, for example, muscles are given time to heal and grow.
In the United Kingdom sleep is considered to be a large scale concern. Due to various factors such as excessive screen time, artificial lighting, busy lives, and hectic jobs. It is said that around 1 in 3 people in the U.S do not get the right amount of sleep which is 7 hours each night.
Research has shown that those who do not get enough of sleep are more likely to eat more than needed, exercise less and in result put on more weight. These factors hence are related and can increase the risk of diabetes. Studies are still ongoing to conclude if sleep deprivation can be a main factor of diabetes but until the conclusion is drawn researchers have observed that mice that had increased diet in sugar and high-fat food combined with less exercise and less sleep showed elevated risks of getting diabetes.