A study of Australian research group has revealed that afternoon sleep can greatly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in adults.
This large-scale study involved over 20,000 people. The results showed afternoon sleepers are 36 per cent more likely to get diabetes compared to those who never sleep at daytime.
Plos One journal emphasizes that the study authors didn’t factor in other diabetes risk factors such as hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
Scientists assume the reason may lie in the fact afternoon sleep can interrupt normal human biorhythms, which triggers negative changes in hormonal profile.
To cap it all, since wakening itself imposes certain stress on our body, this can adversely affect blood sugar levels, possibly provoking diabetes.
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