Did you know that the lack of sleep (4 or 5 hours of sleep a night) in the short term can elevate your risk of developing diabetes by approximately 16%? The good news is this can be reversible!
According to a study conducted at the University of Chicago sleep laboratory, spending two long nights catching up on sleep can counteract the elevated risk of diabetes related to sleep loss.
So What Should You Do?
This study only evaluated how weekend catch-up sleep may reverse the effects of a short-term sleep deprivation. It’s still best for you to ensure that you have sufficient sleep every night.