Bedtime and Teen Diabetes Risk

Researchers interested in sleep and diabetes risk tracked the sleep patterns and blood glucose levels of 245 teens from low to middle income homes at an urban high school. They found the shortest sleepers had the highest levels of blood glucose, an indicator of insulin resistance and diabetes risk. The average sleep duration for the students was 6.4 hours, far short of the recommended 9 hours.

Positive Tip: Encourage regular bedtimes for your teens and monitor late night screen time.