2 Reasons Why Diabetes Patients Need To Sleep Well

Sleeping well is generally a healthy habit. It has been medically proven that sleeping well has myriad of benefits for the human body including increased productivity, better health status, immune system boosting and many other benefits.

But very few actually know about the very important role sleeping plays in the life of people suffering from diabetes. If you are suffering from diabetes and you don’t always sleep well, then you might actually be signing up for something way more than you can chew. This is because sleep deprivation has numerous detrimental effects on people suffering from type 2 diabetes and in this article, we are going to have a look at some of the benefits you should beware of.

1. Sleeping is necessary for hormone regulation; insulin as we all know is the hormone that regulates the sugar in the human body. When someone is suffering from diabetes, the pancreas no longer produces insulin or the body doesn’t recognize the hormone to the extent of using it push glucose into the cells where it’s needed. It might also interest you to know that not sleeping well increases insulin resistance; which entails that the body would be unable to use the glucose well. But sleeping well would not only increase or encourage the production of insulin but also enable the body recognize the human enough to use it for sugar regulation.

2. Sleeping is a time for the body to relax and repair, a lot of things happen when we move through sleep stages throughout the night. Blood pressure falls, heart rate reduces, your brain stores memories, hormones form and much more but amongst the things that happen during sleep time, the most important is reduced heart rate and blood pressure plummet. These two are particularly important and necessary for people suffering from type 2 diabetes. So make sure you give your body enough rest at night to keep coupled with other diabetes medications and habits for your sugar level to remain at bay.


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