Although some studies have found the benefits of napping like to make a sharper memory, improves mood to make the body more fit. However, a nap for an hour a day increase to 45 percent the risk of type 2 diabetes.
According to Dr. Yamada Tomahide from the University of Tokyo, these findings have been presented at a conference of the world’s largest diabetes.
Sleep is a key component of healthy living, along with a good diet and exercise. But some people do not get enough sleep at night so they nap. This is a lot happening around the world.
Napping is generally short, Tomahide said. But can range from a few minutes to several hours.
In their study, the team analyzed the 307 237 people from around the world and look at 21 previous studies. They then looked at the relationship between sleep and metabolic disease risk.
“Significantly increased risk of type 2 diabetes than those who did not nap,” he said. Instead, naps less than 60 minutes did not affect metabolic.
However, his team did not discover why a long nap can increase the risk of diabetes type 2. They plan to conduct further research.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin to function properly, or the body’s cells do not react to insulin. This means the glucose stays in the blood and is not used as fuel for energy. This disease tends to occur in people who are obese and a person over 50 years.
Tomahide add, if you have the risk of type 2 diabetes, either because of family history or lifestyle, you should consider adequate sleep, eating a healthy, balanced diet, lose weight, stop smoking and exercise regularly.