Many people underestimate the danger of insomnia, but a recent study showed that even one night without sleep exposes human health to a serious risk of dangerous metabolic disorders. And because of them, obesity and diabetes are developing.
Scientists from the University of Los Angeles, California, who studied this question, concluded that one sleepless night could be more harmful to human health than a 6-month high-fat diet! The consequence of this lack of sleep is impaired insulin sensitivity.
This can lead to the emergence of type 2 diabetes, an increase in the level of sugar in the blood due to a weakened insulin reaction. In turn, diabetes entails a number of serious complications, including cardiovascular diseases, obesity.
After conducting a series of experiments, the scientists found that one night without sleep reduces insulin sensitivity by a third, while half a year of eating high in fat is 21%. According to researchers, this is an important indication that sleep plays a significant role in maintaining blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of metabolic diseases.
The authors of the study are confident that the results are important for practitioners and emphasize the importance of sleep. Many patients understand the importance of a balanced diet, but do not have a clear idea of how important sleep is to maintain balance in the body.
Scientists have found the cause of the growing number of depressions, cases of professional burnout and heart failure.
Blame short-term sleep disorders. Somnologists called this phenomenon “partial insomnia” – a disease that provokes not only shifts from the phases of sleep, but also significantly shortens life, undermining the basis of the immune, cardiovascular and endocrine systems. From the partial insomnia suffers the lion’s share of the urban population of developed countries. Accurately calculate the percentage of “sick” can not – many people just do not pay attention to the alarming symptoms, until they lead to serious health problems.