According to a new study, teens who averaged less than 8 hours of sleep per night are more likely to have fat around their midsections and to be resistant to insulin. This can lead to type 2 diabetes.
According to Dr. Bruno Geloneze of the Labratory of Investigation on Metabolism and Diabetes at the University of Campinas in Sao Paolo, Brazil, his studies can show an increase in insulin resistance in obese subjects that shows an intrinsic mechanism connecting sleep deprivation and metabolic derangement.
A chronic reduction of two hours of sleep a day is enough to decrease insulin sensitivity. This study used data collected between 2011 and 2014 from 615 kids between the ages of 10 and 19.
Another reason why getting enough sleep and having a high quality mattress to get that sleep is so important to your health!