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With the results of their new findings, researchers will try to discourage all the day-time sieasta lovers to break away from the habit since it can put us at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

In their study, researchers from University of Birmingham revealed that people who slept during the day had 26% increased chances of becoming diabetics.

The contributing factors to developing type 2 diabetes are unhealthy lifestyles, being overweight, as well as lack of good night sleep and regular nappers are less likely to sleep well at night.

The researchers examined the sleeping habits of 16,480 older people in China, and reported that 68 % of them took regular naps. The results of the study indicated that napping during the day just once a week increased the likelihood of developing the diabetes.

The researchers took into account other contributing factors, such as the weight of the subjects, but still there was an obvious link between sleeping for short periods and type-2 diabetes.

As the number of people with type-2 diabetes keeps increasing, it is essential that the scientists do everything in their power to help prevent people from developing the condition and this latest finding certainly provides an additional insight on the risk factors behind type-2 diabetes.

This finding is certainly another step towards understanding diabetes causes but disturbed sleep or napping are less significant than already established risk factors such as being overweight, being over the age of 40 or having a history of diabetes in the family.


People who work nights have to sleep during the day. How do those people reduce their risk of getting type 2 diabetes?