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Deep sleep can impact blood sugar levels

Researchers have known that a lack of quality sleep can increase a person’s risk of diabetes. What has remained a mystery, however, is why.


Now, new findings from a team of sleep scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are closer to an answer.


The researchers have uncovered a potential mechanism in humans that explains how and why deep-sleep brain waves at night are able to regulate the body’s sensitivity to insulin, which in turn improves blood sugar control the next day.


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