Weekend catch-up sleep can reduce diabetes risk

Two consecutive nights of extended sleep, a typical weekend occurrence, appears to counteract the increased risk of diabetes associated with short-term sleep restriction during the work week, at least in lean, healthy, young men eating a controlled diet.

01/20/2016

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After two nights of extended sleep, however, insulin sensitivity and the risk of diabetes returned to normal sleep levels; © The University of Chicago Medicine