Diabetes warning: THIS is why you should never go to bed drunk
Regularly missing out on sleep can lead to a number of serious conditions.
“In the long term, poor sleep has been linked to an increased risk of numerous serious illnesses such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and even some cancers,” said Dr Neil Stanley, a sleep expert.
While traffic noise or a snoring partner will not help, certain lifestyle habits can affect our sleep quality.
These include drinking alcohol too close to bedtime.
It takes an hour to break down one unit of alcohol - the equivalent to a third of a pint of beer - which you need to take into account if you are drinking in the evening and want to sleep well.
According to the NHS, even a small amount of alcohol in your system when you fall asleep can cause a problem.
It takes an hour to break down one unit of alcohol - the equivalent to a third of a pint of beer - which you need to take into account if you are drinking in the evening.
A 24-hour sleep guide, created by Furniture Village, suggested that if you plan to fall asleep by 11.30pm it is best to have your last drink by 7pm.
Similarly, the guide recommended eating dinner no later than 8pm - or at least three hours before bed.
Fri, August 19, 2016
Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 500,000 who are living undiagnosed with the condition.
Dr Stanley also warned against scrolling on your phone just before bed.
“Give yourself the best shot at switching off, by switching off. Reduce blue light and avoid looking at digital devices and Continue reading