Rest

Rest

clipart-liftarn-A-person-sleepingThere are many types of rest. Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). There is Sabbath rest, both literal and figurative. But when we think of rest in terms of lifestyle practices, we probably think of nighttime sleep. How many hours of sleep do you need? Does it make a difference when, in a 24-hour period, you get those hours of sleep? Can you get too much sleep? What is the particular importance of sleep for diabetics?

Whether your body needs 6 hours or 10 hours of sleep, make sure you get what you need!

References:

Are You Getting the Right Amount of Sleep?
http://www.walgreens.com/health/womens-health/a/Are-You-Getting-the-Right-Amount-of-Sleep/1330?ec=hncx65545_hero&ep_rid=AASDmm&ep_mid=_BVW7dWB9B5dhQl

Deprivation Nation: How Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Diabetes
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/conditions/diabetes/lack-of-sleep-can-lead-to-diabetes/

Diabetes and Sleep
http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-and-sleep.html

How Much Sleep Do You Need?
https://chriskresser.com/how-much-sleep-do-you-need/

Late Nights And Appetites: The Sleep-Obesity Connection
http://sleepjunkies.com/features/sleep-and-obesity-infographic/

NEWSTART® Video [28:29]
Daily rest, weekly rest, recreation, reflection
http://newstartclub.com/resources/detail/rest

Night Owls Face Greater Risk of Developing Diabetes than Early Risers
http://www.endocrine.org/news-room/current-press-releases/night-owls-face-greater-risk-of-developing-diabetes-than-early-risers

Physical Side Effects of Oversleeping
http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/physical-side-effects-oversleeping

Sleeping naked slashes risk of diabetes and helps you lose weight, study reveals
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/544097/Sleeping-naked-cuts-diabetes-risk

The Diabetes and Sleep Connection
Too little sleep can raise your diabetes risk. If you already have diabetes, sleep loss can undermine blood sugar control.
http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/features/diabetes-sleep-connection

The myth of the eight-hour sleep
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16964783

 

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