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Insomnia May Effect Blood Sugar Health

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person has trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep. A new study has found that insomnia may have a negative effect on blood sugar health.

For their study, the researchers used data from the UK Biobank that included 336,999 participants with an average age of 57. They examined the association between 5 sleep traits and blood sugar levels. The 5 sleep traits looked at were insomnia, sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, napping, and morning or evening preference.

They found that participants who had difficulty falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep had higher blood sugar levels compared to those who only sometimes experienced these difficulties. No association was found for the other sleep traits.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Bristol. It was published online ahead of print on March 29, 2022 in the journal Diabetes Care

Saffron extract was found to help improve sleep quality in a previous study.

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