Too Little Sleep May Lead to Diabetes

Lack of sleep has been linked to several health problems such as increased risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and certain types of cancers.   Last week, researchers added another reason to make sure that you are getting adequate sleep.  They found that people who get less than 6 hours of sleep per night are 4.5 times more likely to have abnormal blood sugar readings after 6 years. 

Without adequate sleep our bodies develop insulin resistance, a condition where our bodies produce too much insulin but can not use it efficiently.  Insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 diabetes.

Finally, there is a way to improve your health that is so easy you can do it with your eyes closed.