Afternoon Habit DOUBLES Diabetes Risk!?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

It’s a shame that even after you reach retirement age, the grind doesn’t stop.

Sure, you might not have to show up to the office, but you do have a new “assignment” every day…

Your health.

One of the biggest parts of staying healthy in your golden years is prevention.

And when it comes to diabetes, that can be a difficult battle.

A new study has discovered that this afternoon habit could DOUBLE your diabetes risk.

But unlike chocolate cake and apple pie, it’s not as hard to give up.

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Hypersomnolence is a medical condition defined by excessive daytime sleepiness – even after sleeping seven or more hours at night.

Now, this is different from fatigue – or feeling tired and run down (although it can be tricky to tell them apart).

While hypersomnolence can happen to anyone, it especially happens to seniors and can be a sign that you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or cancer.

In a new study, published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, researchers found that people who reported daytime sleepiness had a 2.3 times greater risk of developing diabetes or high blood pressure in the next three years.

They were also twice as likely to develop cancer or heart disease.

So, if you struggle with staying awake during the day (even after sleeping seven or more hours), it’s time to check in with your doctor.

And it may be time to check your medicine cabinet, too. MANY drugs make you feel tired, including:

  • High blood pressure drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Drugs for nausea and vomiting
  • Any drug for anxiety or insomnia
  • Drugs for Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscle relaxants

When you are at your doctor’s office, ask if any drugs you are on might be causing your symptoms, too.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

P.S. One easy way to stop afternoon sleepiness is to get a good night’s rest. Luckily, this 2-for-1 nutrient can not only do just that… it can also help you keep your memory! Read all about it right here.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

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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