Health Metabolic syndrome more likely to strike if you sleep too little — and if you sleep too much

05:55  14 june  2018
05:55  14 june  2018 Source:   9coach.com.au

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Do you often struggle because you don't get enough sleep on a nightly basis? Or perhaps you sleep in as much as you can each day, since your schedule Individuals were deemed to have metabolic syndrome if they presented at least three of these tell-tale symptoms: excess fat around the waist

Too little or too much sleep can affect metabolic health. Concerned about an expanding waistline? Prone to getting less sleep or more than you need? There’s scientific basis for the link between too little and too much sleep and metabolic syndrome and increasing waistlines in Korean men and

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Why too much sleep is just as bad as not sleeping enough

Metabolic syndrome isn't itself a disease: rather, it's a collection of conditions that dramatically increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.

Those conditions are high waist circumference, which suggests excess fat stored around the abdomen; high blood pressure; high blood triglycerides (aka fat); high blood glucose (sugar); and low HDL "good" cholesterol. If you have three or more, you're deemed to have metabolic syndrome.

There are a number of factors that influence your likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome, including what you eat, how much you weigh and how much physical activity you do. In a new study published in BMC Public Health, Korean researchers sought to understand what effect sleep also has.

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“ And if you ’re a long sleeper , you ’re more likely to be obese.” You know that feeling when you sleep in, only to wake up groggy and headachy, almost like you have a hangover? Although that could be caused by poor sleep , it also could be one of the side effects of too much sleep itself.

Sleeping too much or too little could make you weigh too much , as well. One recent study showed that people who slept for nine or 10 hours every night were 21% more likely to become obese over a If you average more than seven or eight hours of sleep per night, see a doctor for a checkup.

They determined that fewer than six hours of sleep a night and more than 10 is linked to metabolic syndrome and the conditions that fuel it, and that the effects vary by sex.

"We observed a potential gender difference between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome, with an association between metabolic syndrome and long sleep in women and metabolic syndrome and short sleep in men," said Claire E. Kim, a researcher from Seoul National University College of Medicine and lead author of the study, in a statement.

The team pored over data collected over 10 years from more than 130,000 men and women from Korea, where about a third of adults have metabolic syndrome — about the same percentage as Australia.

Men who habitually slept fewer than six hours every 24 hours proved more likely to have metabolic syndrome and higher waist circumferences, while women who slept for that duration were more likely to have higher waist circumferences.

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The bottom line? Sleeping too much could turn out to be just as damaging as sleeping too little . Here are a few of the problems you might face if you regularly overdo it. " And if you 're a long sleeper , you 're more likely to be obese." (Here's how to start walking when you have 50+ pounds to lose.)

People who sleep more than 8 hours per night also have a higher incidence of metabolic syndrome than those who sleep between 7 and 8 hours. If the long sleep is classified as hypersomnia, these other problems could be classified as comorbidities. Now what happens when a short sleeper has the

Men who slept more than 10 hours were more likely to have metabolic syndrome and high blood triglycerides. Women who slept more than 10 hours were more likely to have metabolic syndrome, higher waist circumferences, high blood triglycerides and blood sugar, and low HDL cholesterol.

On average, adults are recommended to aim for seven to nine hours of sleep per night. According to the data, sleeping too little was about 10 times more common (affecting around 12 percent of study participants) than sleeping too much.

"This is the largest study examining a dose-response association between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome and its components separately for men and women," Kim said.

The study only observed a link between self-reported sleep duration and metabolic syndrome and its components — not that sleep directly causes either.

It's not yet clear why sleep duration might be linked to metabolic syndrome, although the paper suggested a couple of biological explanations: too little sleep may upset the hunger hormones ghrelin and leptin, spurring you to eat more; impair glycemic control, increasing the odds of high blood pressure and diabetes; or increase the stress hormone cortisol, putting a strain on your body.

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