Sleep and Sweets


Getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night ensures the lowest risk of diabetes. If you only get five hours or less, the risk almost doubles. A new study shows that losing just an hour of sleep a night lowers insulin sensitivity, increasing the risk of diabetes. Oooops, I am so guilty of this, I normally have 5 to 6 hours of sleep daily and a nap in the afternoon. That also explains my cravings for sweets because I also read that when we are deprived of sleep, our body craves for sweets and fatty foods.

To lower the risk of diabetes, experts suggest staying away from sweets and fatty snacks during the times that we don't get enough sleep. Exercise is also recommended to help the body process sugar normally.

Mommy's Little Corner

17 comments:

Babs (Beetle) said...

Now you made me worry :O( I must try to get to bed at a more reasonable time now :O)

Kim said...

I did not know that! That's great information. I'll throw that one in my husbands face next time he tells me I sleep too much (usually between 7 and 9 hours - no more no less)
Thanks!

K-Mom said...

I LOVE that I found your blog because my husband and I made a new year's resolution, not to diet, but to make an effort to put more good things in our bodies than bad.

I can already tell that reading your blog is going to keep me motivated.

Anne said...

I didn't know that... I will have to share that information with my husband, who has diabetes. Thanks for the info!

shydub said...

my husband is a suckers of sweets, he needs to know this before its too late

EastCoastLife said...

I sleep for less than 6 hours a night. Oops... I better do something right.

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Swubird said...

That's scary news. Especially for me, because I only get about four hour of sleep a night.

happy trails.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I'm glad to hear I'm doing something right. I usually get 6-8 hours of sleep. I'll have to keep that in mind for the days I get less not to eat so much sweets.

Cecile said...

these look very yummy cup cakes :-)

but it isn't good for me, am diabetic :-(

Soul Mates 95 said...

yes this is a huge problem of mine. I definitely need to cut out the sweets and get more sleep. Thanks for this post.

Mira said...

Yay! I'm so guilty of not getting enough sleep. And yes, I noticed that I crave for sweets when I don't sleep enough. Tks for the tips, I should better stay away from sweets now.

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Enchie said...

Thanks for these info Liza!!! will watch the sweets...have a great week!

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Jade said...

Aha! that's why I am always craving for an ice cream;) Hope you have a wonderful week Liza.

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caloy said...

oh no.. guilty ako dito :(

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