Recent research has revealed that people who are insomniac or who sleep less at nights or those who sleep for less than 6 hours per night on an average when compared to those who sleep well for at least 6 to 8 hours every night are at risk of diabetes. The research conducted at university at Buffalo which is considered as one of the most largest campus at the state university of New York system says that people who sleep less than 6 hours per night are at 4.5 times more risk of developing diabetes. In impaired fasting glucose reading if it is higher than 100 then it is considered as the patient is pre-diabetic which may lead to type 2 diabetes. In fact 25% of people who show reading above 100 are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in some point of their life which may lead to many other complications like heart diseases and premature death. It was found that people who sleep for less than 6 hours have more chances of developing pre- diabetes when compared to those who sleep for about 6- 8 hours where as those who are long sleepers for more than 8 hours don’t show any significant effect on their blood glucose levels.
This study which was funded by National Institute of Health was recently presented at the American Heart Association is considered as good support in finding the relationship between improper sleep and various health hazards. So Doctors are advised to discuss about their patients sleeping habits to prevent any adverse health effect in their future.