A bad night’s sleep may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Women who have trouble sleeping may be at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Results from a 10-year study of more than 133,000 women showed that those with several sleep problems—including trouble falling or staying asleep, sleep apnea, snoring, and sleeping fewer than six hours a night—were at greatest risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but the association held even for those with only one sleep issue. The study, led by research scientist Yanping Li, was published in Diabetologia on January 28, 2016.

Read coverage in HealthDay: Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women’s Type 2 Diabetes Risk