Few things can send your health into a quick downward spiral than out-of-control blood sugar.
But let’s face it, when you have diabetes or prediabetes keeping those numbers in check is tough.
Plus, even when you do manage to wrestle your sugars into submission, over time, that hard-earned control can become HARDER and HARDER to hold onto.
Talk about frustrating!
But don’t give up. Because today, I’ve got a powerful short cut to share with you.
And this surprisingly simple blood-sugar secret could be the key to claiming PERFECT BLOOD SUGAR every day for the rest of your life.
New research has revealed a powerful solution for controlling blood sugar in folks with diabetes and prediabetes by one of the most critical measures possible.
Technically it’s not a drug.
But in many ways, it’s the most powerful medicine on the planet.
CONTROL your blood sugar … WITHOUT drugs
Ready to have your sugars FINALLY fall into line?
And are you prepared for your doc to let out a huge “WHOOP!” the next time he checks your numbers?
OK, then here’s what you need to do: Go to bed. And get some sleep.
I know that sounds super simple. And in some ways it is.
But odds are you’re NOT doing it right. Most Americans fall way too short, sleeping just a little more than six and a half hours a night.
That’s BAD even when you have HEALTHY blood sugars!
But when you’re battling diabetes or prediabetes, those same bad sleeping habits can set you up for blood sugar failure.
It’s a vicious cycle. You can’t get your sugar under control, so the diabetes gets worse. And because your diabetes gets worse, your blood sugar becomes even HARDER to get under control.
The new study tracked nearly 1,000 people with prediabetes or diabetes.
The folks who got seven to eight full and refreshing hours of sleep a night had much better hemoglobin A1C levels than the people who clocked in at under seven.
And folks who got even fewer zzzs… less than FIVE hours a night… had the worst control over their blood sugar of all.
But the bad news doesn’t end there. The same study found poor sleep habits can also lead to:
- HIGHER fasting blood sugar
- BIGGER body mass index
- RAISED blood pressure
And this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a connection between poor sleep and poor blood sugar control. In fact, the evidence has been building for years.
A study published in The Lancet two decades ago found just one week of getting too little sleep can send even perfectly healthy folks’ glucose tolerance plummeting by 40 percent.
Think “sleep balance” for better sugar control
Now I know what you’re probably thinking. “Oh, I’ll just start sleeping in on the weekends to catch up.”
Nice try, but it won’t help – at least as far as these risks are concerned.
You need good sleep all night, every night.
But remember, it’s all about balance. So you don’t want to sleep TOO much either. Once you pass eight hours, the benefits vanish, and blood sugar starts to rise again.
Keep it to seven to eight hours, and you’ll hit the sleep sweet spot.
Need a little help? Lots of folks do. Try a little melatonin to get your sleep cycle back on track. The “sleep hormone” can help you knock out faster and stay asleep until you get your full 40 winks.
For best results, look for a spray form; it kicks in faster, so you get to sleep sooner.
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