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9 Surprising Diabetes Risks

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6. Waking up in the middle of the night

Raises your risk: 98 percent

How: Not being able to stay asleep means that you're probably not getting enough shut-eye. This makes you more prone to developing insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes.

The fix: Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and evening, and TV and alcohol right before bed. (Caffeine and TV stimulate your nervous system, making it harder to fall asleep, and alcohol can make it harder to stay asleep.)

If these steps don't help, try yoga, suggests Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, a researcher in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In a small study, Khalsa found that insomniacs who did 45 minutes of slow, meditative yoga a day had longer, deeper sleep at night. Shorter yoga sessions may also help, he says.

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6/18/2012 04:46:37 AM Report Abuse
tokimeu wrote:

Good story. I watch a lot of TV, so I bought a treadmill and an elliptical put them in front of the TV. I exercise everyday for about 1-1/2 hours. To me exercise is very boring, TV makes the time go faster.

1/27/2010 10:56:21 AM Report Abuse

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