Studies continue to emphasize the importance of good sleep for a person’s physical and mental health, the most recent of which is an American study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, which indicates a close relationship between staying up late, lack of sleep, and type 2 diabetes.
According to researchers, sleep habits and quality, in addition to people’s food patterns and mood and psychological state, determine whether they are more susceptible to diabetes or not.
The study, which was published on the News Medical website, reviewed data from more than sixty-four thousand people over eight years and analyzed all their daily patterns and habits, including food, physical activity, sleep, and other behaviors such as smoking, and found that those who were late in going to bed suffered from type 2 diabetes. .
Previous research has confirmed the link between lack of sleep and poor health, as the body’s response to sleep quality is similar to its response to insulin resistance, which leads to high blood sugar levels and disease.
Researchers believe that a healthy lifestyle in all its aspects protects against chronic and health-threatening diseases, especially diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Public health consultant Dr. Jazla Fadda explains the nature of the relationship between staying up late and the risk of diabetes.
The reason is that the people who were surveyed regarding their healthy behaviors…it appeared that most of those who stay up late follow unhealthy dietary patterns…they smoke a lot, drink alcohol excessively, and have less physical activity…in addition to their association with other unhealthy behaviours. Lack of sleep affects the body’s metabolic processes, burning glucose, which causes a person to have metabolic syndrome, which is associated with health symptoms and chronic diseases, including diabetes. Lack of sleep leads to insulin resistance, or the body’s sensitivity to insulin, and when it decreases, it means that the person has high blood sugar. People who go to sleep late and wake up early have a lack of starch, which causes them to eat sugar, and they also eat meals in large quantities, which also raises their diabetes. People who are forced to wake up in the morning and stay up at night are more exposed to health diseases than those who do not have any relationships that force them to wake up in the morning.