If you are spending sleepless nights beware, there might be danger ahead of getting diabetes, says a study conducted by Matthew Brady, senior study author and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Sleep is sine-qua-non for our body to get rejuvenation from daily hectic life. In the absence of a sound sleep you are going to lose a lot, besides getting various health conditions. Now this small study again focuses as to how sleepless nights can result in getting the condition of lethal diabetes.
According to the study authors, the main function of sleep has been to provide solace to the brain. Moreover, besides brain, your fat cells also require some rest. When you don’t sleep your cells don’t behave normally and in the long run lead to resistance of insulin in the body, revealed study author Matthew Brady.
Previous researches have highlighted how lack of sleep or insomnia can trigger lethal health condition like obesity, heart disease and even stroke, besides high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes. Earlier, it was not clear as to how sleepless nights can create the condition of diabetes. But with this study everything has been cleared and it has been proved that people can suffer from diabetes too when they don’t rest during night time. According to the author of the study, this study was the first one which studied patterns about sleep at the cellular level.
This study was carried in a sleep lab, where volunteers randomly assigned to spend four nights which simulate sufficient sleep i.e. sleeping for more than 8 hours and four nights were provided by sleeping for just around 4 hours a night. The study was carried on seven healthy young adults with a normal-weight, whose average age was around less than 24 years. After every four days researchers measured the glucose (sugar) level of the participating youths. They also obtained the sample of fat cells of the individuals from their abdomen.
Results of the study
The results of the study showed that persons who were sleep deprived their fat cells ability for responding to insulin decreased by 30%, and insulin levels aggravated almost three times. If there is high insulin level in the body it showcases that something is wrong in the metabolic system. If this procedure carried on for a while there are chances of getting type 2 diabetes.
Brady concluded, Sleep is essential not only for cognitive function, but also for the metabolic health also. The result of the study has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in its October 16, issue.