Researchers from the University of Warwick and the University at Buffalo found that short sleep duration is associated with an elevated risk of a pre-diabetic state, known as IFG. People with IFG have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
The researchers looked at six years of data from 1,455 participants in the Western New York Health Study.
All participants were between the ages of 35 and 79 years old, and all completed a clinical examination that included measures of resting blood pressure, height, and weight. They also completed questionnaires about their general health and wellbeing and sleeping patterns.
“We found that short sleep—less than six hours—was associated with a significant, three-fold increased likelihood of developing IFG, compared to people who got an average of six to eight hours sleep a night,” says lead author Saverio Stranges of the Warwick Medical School.
In this case, I think it is always good to sleep early before midnight. Good-byes to all the late night shows…