When diabetes enters the picture, EVERYTHING changes.
Life is suddenly full of blood sugar checks and visits to the doctor. And every meal or social event can start to feel like it’s full of landmines with you afraid to eat or drink the wrong thing.
I’ve seen it happen to someone very close to me. And I’m sure you have, too. Maybe it was a friend. Perhaps a loved one.
Or maybe, despite your best efforts… and working hard to eat right, at least most of the time… your own doctor warned that YOU’RE next. Talk about frustrating!
But if you HAVE been lucky enough to escape this fate so far… if you’re at risk for diabetes and looking to avoid this disease… I’ve got a “missing link” that could help ensure it NEVER strikes.
And if you ALREADY have diabetes, it’s NOT too late. This same easy, zero-cost solution could also help you keep it under control.
The NIGHTTIME secret to beating diabetes
Diabetes is a disease of sugar.
The sugar and carbohydrates in the foods you eat lead to sugar in the blood. And the more often your blood sugar levels jump, the harder it is for your pancreas to crank out the insulin needed to keep that glucose under control.
Eventually, it leads to insulin resistance and, ultimately, diabetes.
All that’s true. But it’s also a bit of a simplification. There’s more to it than that, and new research shines a light on an unsung hero in the battle to control blood sugar.
And you’re never going to believe what it is.
Surprisingly it’s not something in your diet. It’s not even that insulin by itself.
It’s SLEEP. Yes, really.
It turns out the better you sleep, the easier it is for your body to handle that sugar-insulin cycle and bounce back, ready for more. And when you cut your 40 winks short… well… the exact opposite happens. Your body struggles with that process, sometimes badly.
As a result, new research confirms a direct link between GOOD sleep and a LOW risk for diabetes. In other words, it’s literally a ZERO-dollar solution to beating the disease.
Master the sleep and metabolism connection
So what is good sleep? Well, it basically boils down to two factors…
- Getting the RIGHT AMOUNT of sleep
- Getting it CONSISTENTLY
In other words, don’t cut yourself short some nights and get “make-up sleep” on the others. It just doesn’t work that way. The new study of more than 60,000 women finds the sweet spot is exactly what you’ve heard before, and that’s seven to eight hours a night.
Women who get those seven to eight hours a night CONSISTENTLY – not just some of the time, or as an overall average – have the lowest risk of diabetes. And women who don’t sleep enough but change that… women who add even ONE HOUR to their nightly routine… can CUT that risk.
While this was a study on women, sleep is, of course, just as important to guys. In fact, a study last year confirmed that sleep is critical to metabolism in men and women alike. That study even found that sleep variations – like an inconsistent bedtime – can also increase your risk, even when you get the “right amount” of snooze time.
And yet another study found that people who stay up later have more than double the risk of developing diabetes.
If you’re struggling to get the sleep you need, don’t assume it’s just how you’re wired. Get some help.
One of the best options I’ve seen for getting your sleep schedule back on track is the “sleep hormone” melatonin. It tends to drop as we age, making it harder for some folks to hit the hay when they should.
Melatonin is widely available as a supplement these days. Many experts recommend a dissolvable or spray form as those get absorbed faster, so you fall asleep quicker.
Don’t let diabetes change EVERYTHING about YOUR life. Take control back today with the power of sleep.