These 30 minutes out of your day could increase your risk of obesity and diabetes 33



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Thirty minutes a day doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but to your body, it makes a powerful impact. A new study by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar has found that missing out on thirty minutes of sleep during the week can increase your risk of obesity and diabetes.

“We found that as little as 30 minutes a day sleep debt can have significant effects on obesity and insulin resistance,” said Professor Shahrad Taheri from Weill Cornell.

“Sleep loss is widespread in modern society, but only in the last decade have we realised its metabolic consequences.

“Our findings suggest that avoiding sleep debt could have positive benefits for waistlines and metabolism and that incorporating sleep into lifestyle interventions for weight loss and diabetes might improve their success.”

So tell us, how much sleep do you get every night? is it too much or too little? 



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  1. So, is this article telling me that I should be taking a 30 minute “nanna nap” every day?

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  2. I so believe this; my father was a diabetic and had 2 jobs all his life weekends he tried to catch up on all the sleep he missed duringthe week.

  3. I have chronic pain and PTSD – I get maybe 2/3 hrs sleep a night – I was hoping that this article was going to tell me some new ( miraculous ) way to get more sleep …………

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    • PPhil I know how you live, I have had 4 vertebrae fused and now am living with a lot of nerve pain. This has been referred to as chronic pain syndrome , so I am in the same boat.

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  4. I sleep 8 hours every night and often another hour daily if not out and about….

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