Sleep is something that many of us find elusive. Unfortunately sleep disturbances and diabetes may go hand in hand. May is Better Sleep Month so now is a good time to explore more about sleep.
We think of sleep as downtime when the brain shuts off and the body rests. But it is much more than that. Research shows that a number of vital tasks are carried out during sleep to help individuals maintain good health and function at their best.
During sleep, the brain works at forming the pathways for learning and creating memories. Without adequate amounts, you can’t focus, pay attention or respond quickly. In addition, there is growing evidence that shows a chronic lack of sleep increases the risk for developing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and infections.