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Cleve Clin J Med. 2011 Aug;78(8):549-58. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.78a.10165.

Does lack of sleep cause diabetes?

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA.

Abstract

Several lines of evidence indicate that chronic lack of sleep may contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Adequate sleep and good sleep hygiene should be included among the goals of a healthy lifestyle, especially for patients with diabetes. We urge clinicians to recommend at least 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Out of Morpheus' embrace. [Cleve Clin J Med. 2011]
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