Struggling with sleep? It's more than just tiredness you might have to worry about. A recent study indicates that the quality and duration of our sleep could be linked with the risk of developing diabetes!
According to the findings, both short sleep duration (less than 6 hours) and long sleep duration (more than 9 hours) could be associated with a higher risk of developing diabetes.
Quality of sleep also played a role, with people experiencing poor sleep quality being more likely to develop diabetes.
The study indicates that making healthy sleep habits a priority could be an essential part of diabetes prevention strategies. This might mean ensuring you get enough sleep, but not too much, and making sure the sleep you get is good quality.
In other news, if you've got atrial fibrillation (AF), it might be worth checking your blood pressure more regularly. A separate study found that 46.2% of patients with AF and without a diagnosis of hypertension had masked hypertension. This is a condition where blood pressure is normal during office measurements but elevated when monitored on a more regular basis.
Interestingly, this study also found that high BMI was associated with the risk for masked hypertension.
Remember, when it comes to health, every aspect of our lifestyle counts. From our sleep habits to our heart health, it's all interconnected!
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