“After-Hours” Disorder Switches On Diabetes?
Diabetes; it’s a health wrecking-ball.
See, it’s not just about the numbers on the meter telling you if your blood sugar is low or bouncing off the walls. Diabetes is dangerous — it increases inflammation and oxidative damage to your heart, your brain… your entire body.
And ultimately, having diabetes means you’re at risk of having a much shorter lifespan.
Which is why it’s important to keep diabetes from ever taking hold. There are the tried and true techniques of eating well and exercising.
But researchers recently found out that an “after-hours disorder” might just be hitting the start button on diabetes.
Here’s what you need to know.
I’m talking about insomnia.
The researchers, publishing their article in the journal Diabetologia, discovered that insomnia, a sleep disorder, can dramatically increase your risk for diabetes.
Yes, trouble sleeping can increase your risk of diabetes. In fact, not getting your 40 winks increases diabetes by a staggering 17 percent!
The researchers found that short sleep and poor sleep quality have shown, in other studies, to be associated with poor eating, irregular meal patterns, and a craving of carbohydrates and sugars.
I’m sure you know what this is like: have a bad night’s sleep and you can’t resist those donuts.
This carbohydrate/sugar munching leads to increased body mass, obesity, high blood pressure, and even things we know are bad for us like smoking and drinking too much alcohol.
So, let’s get you a good night’s sleep:
Dr. Scott’s Better-Sleep Program:
- Exercise is one of the best paths to a good night’s sleep. When your body is physically tired, your mind has no choice but to give in. Find an exercise you love and increase how much you are exercising when you feel stressed.
- Avoid caffeine in the afternoon. This means skipping coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks.
- Sleeping alone is another option for people who are woken up by their mate. The National Sleep Foundation found nearly 25% of couples sleep in separate beds.
- Calming herbs such as hops, passionflower, lemon balm, chamomile, and valerian all help relax the body and mind.
- Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea that helps people feel calm.
- Melatonin is a hormone that promotes good sleep.
You can pick up these supplements at just about any online or local vitamin shop.
P.S. If you already struggle with diabetes, all hope is not lost. Find out how you can slam the brakes on your diabetes, here. (And it doesn’t involve any dangerous drugs!)
Written By Dr. Scott Olson
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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