Does a good night’s rest and your body’s circadian rhythm impact glycemic control?
In modern society, inappropriate sleep and wake cycles are more prevalent in adults with type 2 diabetes due to work shifts and 24-hour access to engage in activities that disturb the circadian rhythm. With type 2 diabetes being on the rise and obesity as its leading cause, there are nearly 90 million individuals with prediabetes in the U.S. Research has shown that short and long sleep duration and poor sleep quality can lead to higher glucose levels in prediabetes, but further studies have not been done on the association between sleep duration, sleep quality, and inappropriate sleep and wake cycles (e.g., jet lag, shift work) and uncontrolled glucose levels, higher BMI, and increased blood pressure in adults with prediabetes or recently diagnosed untreated type 2 diabetes.
This cohort study assessed the glycemic variables, BMI, and BP in association to sleep variables (sleep duration, sleep efficiency, poor sleep quality) and circadian measures (workday, off days, jet lag, shift work) in patients with prediabetes or recently diagnosed untreated type 2 diabetes....
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