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The danger of one sleepless night.

Dr Esther Donga. A single sleepless night (actually, 4 hours of sleep) is enough to kick off insulin resistance, a part of type 2 diabetes, in healthy people.

The study was small, but it suggests that even healthy people find it difficult to handle just a single rough night.

It comes at a time when the western world is moving to less and less sleep.

(“A single night of partial sleep deprivation induces insulin resistance in multiple metabolic pathways in healthy subjects” appears in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.)

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May 5, 2010 - Posted by | Diabetes, Esther Donga, Health, Metabolic syndrome, Sleep, Success

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