Welcome to another HealthNews Video news release brought to you by HealthNews. In today's news, research shows daytime sleepiness and taking long naps during the day are both associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Excessive daytime sleepiness was found to increase the risk of diabetes by 56%, while a longer daytime nap of 60 minutes or more increased the risk by 46%. In contrast, a shorter nap (60 minutes or less per day) did not increase the risk of diabetes. The analysis showed there was no effect of napping up to about 40 minutes per day, after which risk began to increase sharply. Excessive daytime sleepiness and taking longer naps were associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, though taking a short nap does not increase this risk. Daytime napping might be a consequence of nighttime sleep disturbance such as obstructive sleep apnea, which is independently linked to blockages of heart arteries, stroke, fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, and all-cause mortality.
Several studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of taking short naps less than 30 minutes in duration, which help to increase alertness and motor skills. A longer nap can result in a phenomenon known as sleep inertia, in which a person feels groggy, disoriented, and even sleepier than before napping. This may explain why longer naps increase the risk of type 2 diabetes while shorter naps do not. Remember: naps and daytime sleepiness can be linked to type 2 diabetes. And remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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