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A good 7 hours sleep will help diabetic and overall health


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. A good night’s sleep is important for diabetes and overall health. Adequate sleep can help regulate appetite, mood, hormones, energy, and blood sugars. 


Seven-hour sleep

A good 7-plus hour sleep will help overall health and management of diabetes. I would typically hit the bed by 9.30 and read or watch something to help me sleep by 10 pm. I usually am up by 6.00 am to move on with the day.

If you can set a similar routine and follow it for seven days, your body clock with get adjusted to it.

I have seen many complaining they cannot get enough sleep, and there could be many reasons for it.

However, with 21 days program consisting of 60 daily minutes of physical exercise, 24-48 minutes of yoga/meditation, and being on your feet most of the day plus intermittent fasting, you will probably be tired and ready to hit the bed by 9.30 pm. The above physical and stress relief activities should keep you in bed till the following day with a sound sleep.

Sleep time: 

This happened maybe 12 years back. It was the weekend, and we were invited for dinner. We finished our dinner around 8.00 pm (which was very late for me), and we were all sitting and talking shop. Around 9.45 pm, my phone alarm started ringing. Everyone was surprised that anyone would set the alarm at 9.45 pm. According to them, the alarm is meant to be for the morning. When I explained that it was my sleeping alarm, there was a big roar of a laugh. This was much before Apple even thought of the night alarm function.

So usually, I hit the bed between 9-10 pm and get up between 6-7 am. This is my routine. I need to get 7-8 hours of sleep on most days. Of course, there are exceptions when you get invited to a function or travel.

So let’s set our morning/evening alarms and see how it works out.

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