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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.


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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