Sleep has often been thought of as a “restorative” process for the mind and the body; however, many studies have shown that it also directly affects many metabolic and hormonal processes.
Sleep is important for everyone, but it’s especially important when your body experiences changing blood sugar levels and other symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Several evidence indicates 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.
Yet sleep is no longer thought of as strictly a restorative process for the body. The importance of sleep for metabolic function and specifically glucose homeostasis is now widely accepted, as we can see the correlation between sleep deprivation or poor sleep quality and an increased risk of diabetes, obesity and aging etc.
The short-term sleep deprivation causes measurable changes in glucose metabolism, hormone levels, autonomic nervous system activity, and other variables, loss of sleep could contribute to diabetes.
Sleep deprivation causes changes in the effectiveness of the body’s control of appetite, which can lead to weight gain, increased resistance to insulin and worsens diabetes. The loss of normal sleep hours or addition of sleep hours seems to undo the body’s chemistry and completely throw off-balance the blood glucose levels.
The frequent urination is also one of the causes for disrupt sleep in diabetes patient, which ultimately helps to worsen diabetes. The uncontrolled high blood sugar level for longer duration further leads to many other complications like- neuropathy, restless leg syndrome, and other disorders that make it harder to sleep.
The quality of sleep has also declined as the population has aged and as the prevalence of obesity and its related sleep disorders has increased. Furthermore, patients with type 2 diabetes tend to sleep less, and to sleep poorly. The study evidence supports an association between short sleep duration (< 7 hours per night) and the risk of diabetes, and also between poor sleep quality and the risk of diabetes.
Maintain proper sleep hygiene to improve diabetes symptoms include:
- Create a regular bedtime schedule
- Reduce your caffeine intake
- Ensure a comfortable and relaxing sleep environment
- Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and calm
- Avoid stimulating activities just before bed, including work, exercise, watching TV or using a computer
- Regular exercise and/or meditation to a daily routine.
Try Ayurvedic remedy to ensure proper sound sleep naturally.
ZZOWIN is natural sleep regulator containing time-tested, safe and effective sleep enhancers developed by CHARAK PHARMA. It supports the sleep-wake cycle, improves the quality of sleep, and improves general mood. ZZOWIN also decreases the stress and anxiety by reducing serum cortisol, pulse rate and blood pressure. ZZOWIN is completely safe as it is non habit forming and it does not cause any side-effects and withdrawal symptoms.
HYPONIDD is a herbomineral combination formulated by CHARAK PHARMA for diabetes treatment. HYPONIDD acts as insulin sensitizer, antioxidant, and hypolipidemic. HYPONIDD minimizes the chances of diabetic complications, if started sufficiently early.
So, take these Ayurvedic remedies and follow proper sleep hygiene to have sweet dreams every night.