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Can diabetes affect sleep?

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People who have diabetes often have poor sleep habits, including difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Some people with diabetes get too much sleep, while others have problems getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 63% of American adults do not get enough sleep needed for good health, safety, and optimum performance.

There are several causes of sleep problems for people with type 2 diabetes, including obstructive sleep apnea, pain or discomfort, restless legs syndrome, the need to go to the bathroom, and other problems associated with type 2 diabetes.

From: Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Medscape: "Expert Column -- Sleep Disorders in Diabetes." Yaggi, H.K. , 2006. Nilsson, P. , 2004. Mallon, L. , 2005.



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SOURCES: Medscape: "Expert Column -- Sleep Disorders in Diabetes." Yaggi, H.K. , 2006. Nilsson, P. , 2004. Mallon, L. , 2005.



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