Bad Night Habit GIVING You Diabetes?
Maybe you’re trying to control your weight or blood sugar.
So what does your doctor tell you to do?
Count calories… eat healthier… and exercise more.
But, believe it or not, ONE bad habit could be ruining all of your hard work.
And it could be putting you on the fast track to obesity, diabetes, and an early death.
Just last week I told you about how a lack of sleep can trigger Alzheimer’s.
Now we know that poor sleep plays a major role in obesity and diabetes.
Why? Because research proves that when you’re not sleeping, you’re eating.
And eating late at night is one of the worst things you can do for your health.
That’s because you’re usually not reaching for a piece of fruit or some nuts. Laboratory studies suggest that lack of sleep makes you crave junk food.
In a recent study, researchers questioned over 3,000 adults from across the U.S. about their sleep habits, their nighttime snacking habits, and their health issues.
Sixty percent of the people said they were midnight snackers. They also admitted that they were more likely to crave junk food in those wee hours of the morning.
The more people craved junk food, the higher the likelihood that they had diabetes.
There’s a logical reason for these connections.
Your body was designed to eat at certain times of day—and the earlier the better.
Studies show that eating earlier in the day leads to increased insulin sensitivity (meaning better blood sugar control) and reduced overall appetite.
Those midnight refrigerator raids work against you in multiple ways. Because not only are you shoveling in more calories, they’re likely to be BAD calories, and your body doesn’t process them as well.
It’s a recipe for a weight gain and diabetes disaster.
The key to avoiding the late-night snacking is to make sure you can fall asleep and stay asleep. But with as many as 70 million people suffering from sleep problems, I know that’s easier said than done.
I could write entire articles on how to fix your sleep problems. But for now, the bottom line is this:
The key to getting plenty of good, restorative sleep is to follow your body’s natural circadian rhythm. And the best way to do that is to get plenty of outdoor sun exposure every morning, and to limit your exposure to blue light in the evenings.
Consider wearing blue-light-blocking glasses at night to filter out this harmful light. Uvex makes several different models of these glasses, which you can buy at www.amazon.com.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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