Previous research suggests that sleep problems such as Obstructive sleep Apnea (OSA) are associated with an increased risk of Diabetes. A recent study based on a decade- long analysis of health data of 9,000 adults, found that participants with an average sleep of 5 hours and less and those with an average sleep of 9 hours or more were significantly more likely to develop Diabetes. The results suggest that sleeping too much or too little at night may lead to the onset of Diabetes, possibly because of poor sleep quality.

SLEEP vol 32 (7); wed July 01, 2009

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