Relationship between nap and diabetes risk proved

Relationship between nap and diabetes risk proved / Health News
Long naps a day can promote the development of type 2 diabetes
A short nap at noon always helps when we feel drained and provides new energy. But too long the power mapping should not be better. For those who sleep more than an hour during the day have, according to a study by the University of Tokyo, a 45 percent increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

Various risk factors favor the onset of the disease
Whether overweight, lack of exercise, medication or stress: There are a number of external factors known to promote the onset of type 2 diabetes. Now researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered another interesting aspect related to the metabolic disease. As the investigation of the team around Dr. Yamada Tomahide states that there is a connection between long nap and an increased risk of diabetes.

A long nap could increase the risk of diabetes, according to a new study. (Image: Daniel Ernst /

Short sleep has no influence
Those who sleep for an hour or more during the day have a 45% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the study, which according to the Internet portal "HealthDay" on Wednesday at the annual meeting of European diabetes researchers in Munich was presented. A shorter power mapping of less than 40 minutes therefore has no effect on the personal risk of disease.

Researchers evaluate data from more than 20 studies
As part of their meta-study, the research team analyzed data from more than 300,000 people from 21 published studies. However, the question of cause and effect remained unclear: If the disease develops as a result of regular, long naps or sleep more frequently during the day, which anyway has an increased risk of diabetes?

Naps during the day could be warning signs
There are a lot of naps and even longer ones, and a central question is why some people sleep longer. Joel Zonszein, Director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center, New York City. "Perhaps longer naps than short sleep periods are more likely to occur in people with long working hours, a lot of stress and a high workload. And maybe stress is associated with fast food and so on. So the long naps could also be the mark of a lifestyle "- explains the expert. A lifestyle that could possibly contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes.

According to the BBC, according to Naveed Sattar of the University of Glasgow, it is likely that the risk factors for diabetes, such as physical inactivity and overweight, also affect afternoon nap. This also included slightly increased levels of sugar. Therefore, midday nap could also be an early warning sign of the metabolic disorder. (No)