The next time you and your partner are having
an argument a civil discussion about who should get up in the morning to tend the kids, this study might come in handy.
Research, published earlier this month in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, reportedly found that extra sleep for women could potentially reduce their risk of diabetes.
In contrast, it was discovered that men who spend more time under the covers have a higher chance of developing the condition.
Experts took a note of how much sleep 800 men or women enjoyed and cross-referenced this with insulin levels.
Dr Femke Rutters from the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam explained to the Mail Online:
“In a group of nearly 800 healthy people, we observed sex-specific relationships between sleep duration and glucose metabolism.
“In men, sleeping too much or too little was related to less responsiveness of the cells in the body to insulin, reducing glucose uptake and thus increasing the risk of developing diabetes in the future.
“In women, no such association was observed. This research shows how important sleep is to a key aspect of health.”
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