Sleep Patterns Do Matter

Shorting sleep regularly or sleeping out of phase with the day-night cycles (typical of shift work) seems to produce physiological changes that predispose people to type 2 diabetes. Researchers confrimed this when 21 participants lived in a sleep laboratory with no contact with the outside world for 6 weeks. Fortunately, these changes reverted during the…

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Shift Work and Diabetes Risk

Women who worked at least three night shifts per month (in addition to days and evenings in the same month) for 20 or more years experienced a 58% increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those who did not rotate shifts. Those who had less than 10 years of rotating shifit work experienced a…

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