>> Jul 5, 2014
Do you often feel sleepy and then fall asleep after lunch? If the answer is yes, so be careful since regular nap after lunch could invite the occurrence of type-2 diabetes. Related studies held at the University of Birmingham, UK and Guangzhou hospital, China, and conducted to 16,480 people. Based on the study result, it showed that people who napped had a 26% higher likelihood of getting diabetes than those who didn’t nap. This is associated with reduced night rest and reduced physical activity during the day.
Naps that are too long can annoy one’s healthy sleep pattern. It may cause difficulty sleeping at night and make the night bedtime becomes shorter. Night's sleep disorder is suspected potentially increasing the risk of type-2 diabetes.
In addition, the researchers found that the wake from a nap activates hormones and mechanisms in the body that interfere with the effectiveness of the insulin hormones. Diabetes itself is caused by the insulin hormones that don’t work effectively. It explained why too long napping affects negatively to one’s health.
Thus, taking a nap for about 15 minutes can be useful for mind and energy recharging, but improper naps may result in sleep problems and later it may lead to other health problems.