According to a new study in Diabetes Care, researchers found that people with diabetes who also had insomnia had a 23% higher fasting blood glucose level, a 48% higher fasting insulin level, and an 82% higher insulin resistance than people with diabetes who had no sleep issues.
Source:HealthSmart Advice from The Doctors, USA Weekend July 8-10, 2011
Here at The Warm Milk Journal, we support improving sleep habits by:
1. Exercising and stretching
2. Eating well
3. Writing in our journals
4. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
5. Finding the pleasure and humor in little things
6. Choosing love over ego based choices such as having to be right or getting our way all the time.
7. Spending time outdoors
8. Focusing on things that matter to us
9. Stretching and practicing yoga
10.Meditation and prayer
11.Communicating, educating yourselves and getting help if one of you snores
12. Comfortable sleep environment: soothing colors, high quality mattress,bed linens, and comfy sleepwear with feet covered, dark, quiet,etc.
If you are one of the millions of people that are dealing with diabetes, I hope these suggestions will help you to get a better night sleep.
I believe no matter what our health condition or other issues going on in our lives getting a good night sleep will only improve the quality of our lives.
Keep visiting The Warm Milk Journal where we support each other to live life to the fullest by day and rest peacefully at night.
Have a blessed day,
* I am not a doctor and The Warm Milk Journal does not intend to give out medical advice. If you have any kind of serious health issues please consult your physician. Thank you.