LivingNot sleeping well increases the risk of obesity and...

Not sleeping well increases the risk of obesity and diabetes

It is clear that a restful sleep makes us feel better throughout the day, have more energy, be more positive … but also a latest study carried out by a group of researchers from the universities of Lübeck (Germany), Cambridge (UK). Kingdom) and Tübingen (Germany) have concluded that if we do not sleep well regularly, we have a greater risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes or suffering from obesity, among other metabolic disorders .

The study, which has been published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology , suggests that, apart from genetic predisposition, there are a number of factors that determine our metabolic health , such as eating habits, physical exercise and also sleep . The fact that sleep is related to metabolic disorders is marked because sleeping better or worse influences the body's ability to control what we eat, to metabolize glucose and to maintain energy balance throughout the day.

The researchers refer to the fact that the customs that have become fashionable in our modern lifestyle, such as staying in bed with the mobile, the console, the tablet or the laptop, are affecting the natural sleep cycle , robbing us of a few hours precious sleep and putting our health at risk.

The study suggests that, apart from putting electronic devices aside in the rest area, improving the environmental conditions of the room such as avoiding noise or light, can increase the quality and duration of sleep and thus improve our health .

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