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Sleeping In Can Reduce Diabetes Risk, Study

Update Date: Jan 21, 2016 10:31 AM EST

When people go through sleep deprivation everyday by sleeping for long hours and getting up early in the mornings, they get exposed to the risk of diabetes.

In a new study, it is clear that sleeping for long hours through the weekend can rejuvenate the body and restore insulin levels to the same levels that were there before the sleep deprivation, according to Reuters.

In a research led and coordinated by Josaine Broussard of the University of Colorado at Boulder, 19 lean and healthy male volunteers were tested. They were given only healthy diets, without permitting them to overeat or consume heavy food that may spike their health risks, according to Tech Times.

On the first four nights, the subjects slept the normal 8.5 hours. For the next four nights, they slept for 4.5 hours, which put them into the common sleep deprivation level of modern times. Finally, they slept for 9.7 hours on two successive nights following those when they were sleep deprived.

The readings showed that when they were sleep deprived for 4 nights at a stretch, the body's insulin levels went off-balance. They came back to normal when the bodies rested for the extended 9.7 sleeping hours on the last two nights.

Hence, extra hours of sleep on the last two days of the weekend restores the insulin balance in the body, according to AJMC (Managed Markets Network).

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