Diabetic patients report higher rates of insomnia, poor sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness, and higher use of sleeping medications. A recent study suggests that sleep duration, quality and bed timing are important modifiable lifestyle features for improving postprandial glucose metabolism in healthy adults. The study findings were published in the journal Diabetologia on November 30, 2021.
Sleep quality also has a direct causal effect on many conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Several studies suggest a strong link between sleep quality/duration and glucose homeostasis. However, data on sleep and postprandial glucose metabolism typically emanate from small studies conducted in tightly controlled settings and in specific population subgroups. Therefore, Dr Tsereteli and colleagues conducted a study to investigate whether an individual's sleep quality, duration and timing impact glycaemic response to a breakfast meal the following morning.
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