We bring you another reason to address your sleep troubles: A new study found that those with elevated sugar levels (also known as ‘pre-diabetes,’ a condition that affects 57 million Americans) might be able to put off their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by undergoing sleep apnea treatment. Type 2 diabetes can lead to damage of the blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves—so a good night’s sleep sounds like the much better option to us. The study also found that of those who used a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device for eight hours a night showed improved blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. Considering the Centers for Disease Control’s estimate that one in every three U.S. adults will develop diabetes by 2050 (yikes). Does this news motivate you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some
November 26, 2016