Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

On August 16, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research investigates the link between sleep duration and risk markers for type 2 diabetes in children. Could as little as 1 hour of sleep influence children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes? A new study suggests so. In the United States, 1 in 3 people are estimated to develop…

Broken sleep raises risk of stroke

On January 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Elderly people who sleep poorly and awaken frequently are more likely to have hardened blood vessels or oxygen-starved tissue in the brain, according to a report published in the journal Stroke. Sleep fragmentation may affect brain arteries and tissues.Image credit: American Heart Association As people age, they experience…