If you have a family history of diabetes, have high blood sugar, A1C levels, have a hard time losing fat or crave carbs and sugars, or are interested in gaining more muscle – then today’s short article is for you.
And one thing all of these people have in common is they have poor sleep patterns and quality.
Just even ONE night of poor sleep causes insulin resistance. This means blood sugar levels go up
Most people these days are sleep deprived and this is now seen as a big cause in the incidence of type 2 diabetes, fat gain, high blood pressure, cholesterol levels etc.
And the older we get, the worse the problem becomes.
I’ve got natural solutions for healthy blood sugar levels and improving both sleep quality and quantity.
Why Does Poor Sleep Cause High Blood Sugar?
Lack of sleep increases stress hormones such as cortisol, which increases glucose and blood sugar.
Poor sleep also lowers insulin sensitivity and causes insulin resistance.
When you don’t sleep well, you have more oxidative stress and inflammation – both of which increase blood sugar levels and insulin resistance.
So, What’s The Point?
It’s obviously a good idea to eat well, exercise, and take specific vitamins for healthy blood sugar.
But, deep, quality sleep is an extremely important risk factor that most people never take into account and many experts, including myself, believe can be even MORE important than diet and exercise.
I have important links, blog posts, and videos for simple sleep tactics to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.