(Natural News) Fight your junk food cravings and cut the risk of Type 2 diabetes by getting better-quality sleep. A study presented at the 2018 national meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies revealed that having better-sleep quality might reduce the risk of night-time snacking and slash the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
For the study, researchers from the University of Arizona examined 3,105 adults by asking them about their night-time snack consumption and whether poor sleep quality enhanced their junk food cravings.
The results revealed the 60 percent of the participants said they regularly snack at nighttime and two-thirds reported their lack of sleep intensified their cravings. In general, junk food cravings doubles the risk of bedtime snacking, which was linked to a greater risk of Type 2 diabetes. (Related: How to Avoid Junk Food You Can’t Resist + Vanilla Custard Recipe.)
“Laboratory studies suggest that sleep deprivation can lead to junk food cravings at night, which leads to increased unhealthy snacking at night, which then leads to weight gain,” explained Michael A. Grandner, one of the study researchers.
According to the researchers, the findings of the study provide essential information on the link between poor sleep, junk food cravings, and unhealthy night-time snacking. The study also demonstrated how sleep and eating patterns are connected and work together to enhance health.
The National Sleep Foundation released the key determinants of a good quality sleep, which were established by a panel of experts. These key indicators of quality sleep are included in a report published in the journal Sleep Health. These include the following:
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If you are having a hard time to get a good night’s sleep, here are some things you can do to improve your sleep quality:
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