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There are links between daytime naps and diabetes: Study

Napping during the day could be a sign of type 2 diabetes.

A new study by the Japanese researchers, at the University of Tokyo, showed that there was a link between daytime naps that has lasted longer than 60 minutes and a 45 percent increased the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, there was no link to between naps with duration of only 40 minutes.


between daytime naps and diabetes

They believe that many factors could add to this condition. Sleep deprivation could also lead to increased appetite and later increase the risk of type 2 diabetes as well as people who are just unhealthy.

According to the research, there is now a lot of evidence that shows a link between sleep disturbances and diabetes.

A professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow said “It’s likely that risk factors which lead to diabetes also cause napping. This could include slightly high sugar levels, meaning napping may be an early warning sign of diabetes.”

Since this has been an observational study, some believe that it is not possible to make these conclusions about these findings.

So the next time you go to get some midday shut eye, be cognizant of your symptoms and sugar intake to steer clear of type 2 diabetes.

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