A study has found that sleeping for 7 and a half to 8 hours can reduce the risk of teens that are overweight from developing diabetes.

Good sleep can balance out our blood sugar

The research was published in the journal Diabetes Care and shows that getting the recommended amount of sleep can ensure that your body maintains the normal level of blood sugar. This can help prevent the development of diabetes by keeping insulin and glucose at regular levels.

Sleeping for too long can also have negative health benefits, and it’s not just the amount of sleep that can have an effect; it’s also the quality as it was found that overweight teenagers who didn’t get enough deep sleep had higher levels of insulin in their system.

The findings back up earlier research that found that adults who didn’t get enough sleep were also at a higher risk of developing diabetes, no matter what their weight.

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