In a recent study, according to Peter Liu, PhD, principal investigator, from the biomedical research institute, showed that a group of 19 non-diabetic men who usually sleep about six hours a night during the week spent three days in a sleep lab where they slept 10 hours every night, their insulin sensitivity improved, lowering their risk for type 2 diabetes. Regular sleep just like good eating habits, keeps insulin levels balanced. If you get less than seven hours of sleep a night during the week, plan to get more.

According to Dr. Lawrence Epstein, medical director of the Sleep Health Centers in Boston, the optimal sleep time is between six and nine hours. Less than six hours 110% increase in risk of dying from heart-related diseases. Nine hours or more 110% increase in risk of dying from non cardiovascular causes.

For tips on a better night sleep as well as nutritional recommendations or a sleep consultation talk to your doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Center.

For a healthy mind and body please join us at our half hour to health meditation class with Jhon Velasco on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm. Sign up at the front desk at South Orange Chiropractic, seating is limited.