Diabetes Sleep

The Reciprocal Relationship Between Blood Sugar and Sleep

…have blood sugar or sleep problems—and that’s the interrelationship between blood sugar and sleep. Inadequate Sleep Increases Risk of Diabetes First of all, research has shown that inadequate sleep increases risk of diabetes. One study found that after sleeping only four hours a night…

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Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…coincidence that you feel mentally slow and foggy after a poor night’s sleep. Research has also shown that adequate sleep is required to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you snore, ask your doctor about being tested for sleep apnea, and if you have it, get treated. 5. Protect your brain with the…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…evidence which shows a lack of sleep decreases levels of the satiety chemical leptin, which leads to overeating and obesity, it makes good sense to add sleep to the list of ways to prevent diabetes. So, how can both adults and teens get a better night’s sleep? * With teenagers, it’s…

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How to Get Better Sleep...Tonight

…write you a prescription, find one who will or consider making an appointment at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any tips on how to get better sleep? You May Also Be Interested In * To Avoid Diabetes, Get More ZzzZs * Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…melatonin used in most of the studies was 3 mg, taken 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. Benefits of Melatonin: Diabetes Prevention You’re probably familiar with most type 2 diabetes risk factors and causes: excess weight, family history, poor diet, and inactivity. But researchers have uncovered…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…common among sleep apnea sufferers. There is also a significant relationship between sleep apnea, elevated blood sugar and insulin, and insulin resistance. Severe sleep apnea confers a five-fold increased risk of diabetes. Obesity, a related condition, is also associated with sleep apnea, although…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…cutting down on blood sugar swings that cause food cravings. * Get more sleep. People who get inadequate sleep tend to be heavier. Furthermore, untreated sleep apnea is clearly linked with obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. If you’re struggling with any of these…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…syndrome to determine if they have sleep apnea, and it’s truly shocking how often the two conditions go hand in hand—and how seldom sleep apnea is diagnosed or treated. If you snore or have daytime sleepiness, talk to your doctor about getting tested for sleep apnea. To learn more about…

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Acupuncture Benefits: The List Goes On and On

…also used to alleviate migraines and tension headaches, lessen the severity of PMS and menopausal symptoms, reduce anxiety and stress, and stamp out sleep problems. In addition to the conditions listed above, acupuncture benefits many other health concerns, including addiction control, carpal tunnel…

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Treatments for Depression

…obsessive behaviors begin to creep up again. Another patient is T.M., who first came to the clinic 15 years ago. He’d been diagnosed with diabetes and Tourette syndrome. Due to his medical problems, he’d been laid off work, his wife was on the verge of leaving him, and he was seriously…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

diabetes, and even infections. Three or more cups per day conferred a 10–15 percent lower risk of death. The bottom line: Drinking 3–6 cups of coffee per day is safe and beneficial for most people. Too much caffeine, however, makes some individuals jittery and can interfere with sleep.

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…it’s packed within the abdominal cavity, surrounding your organs. Carrying a “spare tire” has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Now, a new study shows that belly fat (or visceral fat) also increases your risk of…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…a plethora of benefits, including better sleep and a brighter mood. Most importantly, it also gives you a healthy dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D, also called the “sunshine vitamin,” helps build stronger bones and decreases the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. Plus, it improves…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…Sudden cardiac death kills approximately 325,000 Americans every year and claims more lives than automobile accidents, Alzheimer’s, AIDS, diabetes, and breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined! That’s why it’s important to know what measures are effective at preventing…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…nutritional supplements such as antioxidants, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and coenzyme Q10. * Dark circles under the eyes may be indicative of poor sleep, but they are also common in people with food allergies. The easiest way to detect hidden food allergies is with a modified elimination diet:…

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Stepping Toward Weight Loss and Better Health

…mood and sleep, and helps lower blood sugar and triglycerides—all at minimal risk of injury. Exercise such as walking can even prevent cancer. At the clinic, we take our patients on a 10-minute walk after each meal. This is particularly important for people living with diabetes, because it…

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